140 Years Ago
D. L. Bliss: A six horse team laden with household goods belonging to Mr. D.L. Bliss got scared by a Chinese wood gatherer’s jackass. The frightened horse started from the corner of Capitol Square, opposite the County Building and took a shot toward the Curry Engine House and then under the awning in front of Joe Rosenstock’s, breaking the awning and fetching away an entire section of the structure. The driver of the team had just gone into Winnie and David’s stable to get directed to the Bliss house. It was while he was in this quest of information that his horses took fright.
130 Years Ago
Lyman Frisbie: His band plays at all the charitable affairs and never charge anything. When any money is to be paid for music, an outside band is imported ... the Frisbie people are justly displeased at such treatment.
120 Years Ago
Land for Indians: Special agent Mr. B. Arntzen, special agent of the government is at the Arlington. He intends to allot non-mineral land to all Indians who make application — allowed 160 acres of grazing land and 30 acres of agricultural land ... must be native of the United States. Indian women married to white men are entitled to land as head of families, also their children. White husbands are not.
70 Years Ago
Blanche Atherton Nagel: Word was received of the death of Mrs. Nagel who was born in Carson City. She graduated from the University of Nevada in the department of education, became a teacher and served as assistant superintendent of public instruction for 14 years in the state of Washington. Surviving Mrs. Nagel are three sisters, one being Miss Grace M. Atherton of Carson.
50 Years Ago
An inquiring photographer asks, “What is your favorite season, summer or winter?” Phyllis Berning, office services, says, “I like all the seasons in Nevada, but I guess I like summer best without the wind ...”
30 Years Ago
Howard Hughes’ will: A California airline executive wanted by Oklahoma authorities face felony charges for drawing up and trying to pass off a phony will from the late billionaire Howard Hughes.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.