August 8, 2008
120 Years Ago
The Governor Immortalized Ð The manufacturers of a certain well known brand of cigarettes, with every pack of which is given a picture of some celebrity, having exhausted the crowned head of Europe, are now giving to the youths of the land pictures of the Governors of the various States and Territories of the Union, among them being C.C. Stevenson of Nevada, and his brother Governor Stevenson of Idaho. The picture bears sufficient resemblance to our Governor to warrant the belief that the artist knew his business when he labeled it “Governor of Nevada.”
100 Years Ago
All sorts: James A. Yerington has returned from a business trip to California. D. A. Bender passed through this city yesterday on the way to the lake.
70 Years Ago
Nevada Highways and Parks magazine issued by the Nevada highway department has appeared for July-August 1938. It includes pictures of Governor Sparks’ home south of Reno.
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50 Years Ago
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Don Larson of Carson are parents of a boy weighing 9 pounds, 11 ounces born at Carson-Tahoe Hospital.
20 Years Ago
George Bush’s selection of Indiana Senator Dan Quayle at the Republican National Convention is a considered a smart move. He will appeal to the younger voters.
10 Years Ago
Births: To Lavelle Michelle and Kyle Dean Polson of Stagecoach, a son. Spencer Dean Polson, born on July 15. To Gina and Brian Dally of Carson City, twin daughters, Jessica Lynn and Morgan Elizabeth.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.