150 Years Ago
Resumed work on the Mint: Carpenters and blacksmiths in accordance with instructions from Washington to Commissioner H. F. Rice have resumed work on the Mint building. In a couple months we may expect Uncle Sam to ad to the circulation of greenbacks in our midst.
130 Years Ago
Suffrage: The new Act of the Kansas Legislature gives women the right of suffrage in all local elections — and authorizes the local authorities to exclude from registration as voters all women who were not born in this country.
110 Years Ago
Man and horses lost: The Carson River is higher than it has been for many years. This morning a six-horse team went on the bridge and the whole structure gave way carrying the horses, wagon and driver. They are all reported lost.
70 Years Ago
Photo caption: One of the most historic of all Nevada documents was discovered badly damaged in the basement of the State Capitol building by John Koontz, Secretary of State. That historic document was the first law enacted by the first session of a Nevada legislature ...”
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: New trustee officers — Reorganization of the Carson-Tahoe Hospital Board of Trustees results in the following choices: Vice Chairman William E. Schultz, Secretary Lottie Scott, Dr. William R. King, Chairmen, E. Branson, J. N. Littlefield and Jack McGlade, hospital administrator.
20 Years Ago
Pony Express Pavilion: “Impresario,” the organizer of the Silver State Games, wants to schedule events during the six-month summer period. Jim Vander Heuvel is offering to act as marketing and promotion arm for the Visitor’s Bureau.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.