140 Years Ago
Earthquake. That wicked place Winnemucca has been earthquaked ... clocks were stopped, stovepipes displaced, plastered buildings cracked. The courthouse suffered the most with the second story badly broken and in the courtroom portions fell to the floor. Several wells have dried up which had provided water previously ...
130 Years Ago
Wayside notes. The trout fishing in the Carson River is excellent if you have luck and patience.
The Lieutenant-Governor is advertised in the Lost Man Department.
Princess Sarah Winnemucca arrived in Reno a few days ago and had a big talk with her tribe.
110 Years Ago
Thanksgiving. We have had bountiful harvests, a new impetus to business, population has been added, internal improvement made, new mining discoveries and property advanced in value:
“The Fields of Thankfulness”
I glean the fields of thankfulness,
The reapers have passed on before,
And yet my measure full I press,
And yet my cup is brimming o’er ...
(Grace Duffle Boylan)
70 Years Ago
Typhoid. Dr. A. R. DaCosa, city health officer, warned against the use of unpasteurized milk because an epidemic of typhoid fever has broken out in Reno. It is believed raw milk may be the cause.
50 Years Ago
Proclamation. Gov. Grant Sawyer has proclaimed Thursday a legal holiday “so that each and every one of us may make our lives happier and more comfortable ...”
15 Years Ago
The Nevada National Guard headquarters should be done by summer of 2001. They will move from the South Carson Street site to the State Area Readiness Command Facility at the corner of South Edmonds and Fairview drives ...
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.