140 Years Ago
Sen. John P. Jones: Paid a visit with his brother Sam to see the Brunswick, the Morgan and Mexican Mills. His sister, Mrs. Gorham, and a little daughter will accompany him on his way to Washington.
130 Years Ago
Successful affair: There was a large attendance at the leap year ball. At the Grand March, the spectators agreed that such a dazzling array of masculine loveliness had never been massed under one roof. Some of the costumes indulged in by the gentlemen were combinations of exquisite color effects ... Gov. Adams wore a black coat lined with white silk, vest to match. Jude Leonard wore a dark colored coat split at the tail and cut away on the side, ruffled shirt front, sky blue neck tie. Judge Hawley — Sanco Panza coat open in front with white vest. He is a good polka dancer. James Crawford — wide pants, Hennesey and Co.’s corsets, high collar and open bosom ...
120 Years Ago
Presbyterian Church services: Morning subject: “Some new things for the New Year.” Evening subject: “Bible Portrait of the Antediluvian Witness.”
70 Years Ago
At the Carson City Lions’ Club Dr. Thom gave a short talk on the sulfa drug, its uses and compounds. He told of the wonderful results obtained in pneumonia cases.
50 Years Ago
Stirring up interest in the Centennial: Gov. Sawyer’s office issued a mock “call to arms” asking Nevadans to join him in the repelling an attack from the state’s western neighbor, California. In the make-believe dispute, the heads of the adjoining states are each acquiring part of the land of the other.
30 Years Ago
Photo caption: First baby of the New Year is a baby girl born to Cynthia Wilday. The family lives in Washoe Valley.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.