150 Years Ago
First of the season: S. Abraham and son opened an ice cream and soda water saloon on Carson street. Signs were printed at the Appeal office and put up by them — directing thirsty and weary ladies and gentlemen to their fountain and easy chairs.
130 Years Ago
H. G. May & Co.: The undersigned will supply families with produce and fruits delivered at Sacramento: peas: 6 cents; asparagus: 5 cents; rhubarb: 8 cents; artichokes: 40 cents; new potatoes: 4 cents; lettuce: 15 cents a dozen; green onions: 15 cents a dozen; nice oranges: 20 cents a dozen; bananas: 20 cents a dozen; and strawberries: 15 cents a pound.
110 Years Ago
Recovered treasure: A Tonopah dispatch says a ton of ore taken from the Mizpah mine has been discovered in a cabin near the red-light district. Three men are under arrest and charged with high grading.
100 Years Ago
World War I: To make the day a memorable one, Secretary Baker urged the states to cooperate with the federal government and urged the states to make the day named for nationwide conscription registration a “great national demonstration of patriotism,” and a “national festival occasion.” The house passed the $2,500,000,000 army and navy appropriation, the largest in history.
50 Years Ago
National list of top single pop records by Billboard Magazine:
1. “Something Stupid,” Nancy Sinatra; 2. “The Happening,” The Supremes; 3. “Sweet Soul Music,” Arthur Conley; 4. “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” The Monkeys; 5. “Happy Together, The Turtles ...”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.