150 Years Ago
Traveling to Pahranagat. A large party of state officials will leave for Silver Peak and Pahranagat. Gov. Blasdel, Secretary Noteware, Sen. Lambert, Assemblyman Gage and others will go to see if Pahranagat Country is as rich in mineral wealth as it is thought. They will go by the way of Aurora and be met by an escort of troops from Fort Churchill who will remain with the expedition. These gentlemen will go amply prepared to make thorough explorations and are provided with sufficient supplies to last several weeks. We are promised an occasional communication from the excursionists and hope they may meet with no unpleasant adventures.
130 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Opera House, one night only, March 26, 1868. The only and original ‘Buffalo Bill!’ (Hon. W. F. Cody). Late Chief of Scouts of the United States Army and his mammoth combination. Introducing his great sensational drama entitled: ‘The Prairie Waif,” introducing the Western scout and daring rider, Buck Taylor, King of the Cowboys, late with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and a genuine band of Pawnee Indians.”
110 Years Ago
Celebrity visits Carson City. Mr. E. A. Burbank, the noted printer of the Aborigines, has opened a studio at the Arlington Hotel. He plans to make an exhaustive artistic study of the Washoe and Pahute (sic) tributes of Indian. He paid a visit to the Emporium and examined the collection of Indian basketry there. The work of Dat-so-la-lee is the finest, if not the best in the world.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theatre: ‘The House on 92nd Street’ — A suspense packed melodrama of the FBI with William Blythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, and Gene Lockhart. Cartoon and News.”
50 Years Ago
Top honors at AF Academy. Howard Ingersoll, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Ingersoll and a cadet at the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, has gained top scholastic honors.
20 Years Ago
Top weekend movies for week of March 8-10, 1996: “The Birdcage,” “Homeward Bound II,” “Up Close and Personal,” “Down Periscope,” “Hellraiser: Bloodline,” “Broken Arrow,” “Rumble in the Bronx,” “Happy Gilmore,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus” and “Muppet Treasure Island.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.