140 Years Ago
Shooting season: The game law went out of force on the first of September. Hunters and shootists from town are in the mountains, chasing the sagebrush rabbit or hugging the shores of Washoe Lake and Carson River, looking for black ducks. The hunters found the location of the birds and stood waiting in the moonlight and at 12 o’clock blazed away with their double barreled shot-guns, which would account for the ducks being for sale at 6 o’clock the next morning (Virginia Chronicle).
130 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Baldwin’s Tallac House. Lake Tahoe. Splendid scenery, magnificent grove, drives, walks, trouting, hunting, etc. First class in every respect. More than 6,000 feet above sea level. Route: Rail to Truckee, Stage to Lake, Steamer to Tallac. G. L. M. Comstock ... lessee. Capt. J. A. Gordon ... manager. The Tallac House: complete in all its appointments, thoroughly organized for the season, and its patrons may rely upon receiving every possible attention conductive to their comfort and pleasure. Milk, butter and cheese, fresh daily, from the Tallac Dairy.”
110 Years Ago
Saved: Three-year-old Helen Brown, daughter of Professor Richard Brown of the University of Nevada, fell into the University pond and almost drowned. Her five-year-old brother caught her by the clothing and assisted her to land. The little fellow has won him many compliments (Gazette).
70 Years Ago
Defeated: U. S. Senator Patrick A. McCarran has won his third Democratic nomination holding the lead of Lt. Gov. Vail Pitman, Ely publisher.
50 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theater — Now Showing — It’s here! The mightiest adventure ever filmed! Winner of three Academy Awards, “How the West Was Won!”
30 Years Ago
Advertisement: “El Charro Avitia introduces new seafood dishes — Acapulco Enchilada $4.50; Seafood Gordita $4.50 ...”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.