November 16, 2012
130 Years Ago The governor has set Thursday, Nov. 30, as a day of Thanksgiving and prayer… about 99 parts thanksgiving and the rest prayer.120 Years Ago Plenty to spare: New York — Cleveland has 300 electoral votes, Harrison 115 and Weaver 29. Cleveland carried 26 states, Harrison 13 and Weaver six…70 Years Ago Armistice Day will be “Victory Day” at the University of Nevada. The collegians will make their contributions to the war effort with a bond and stamp-selling drive. Between halves of the California Aggies-Nevada contest, American Legion and other veterans’ organization will have an intensive selling drive.50 Years AgoThe Carson High School Choir, directed by Al Saliman, will perform a choral concert in the Civic Auditorium … Music to be provided by the Chordettes and the Noblemen plus Two. Lona Ann White and Annette Randall will accompany Art Bullentini on string bass… 30 Years Ago Harold’s Club: Plans for a 29-story Harolds Club hotel in downtown Reno, estimated to cost $50 million, includes demolishing the original Harold’s Club building… 10 Years Ago Cave Rock: The U.S. Forest Service will likely impose the “maximum immediate protection” of Cave Rock. It calls for the immediate removal and ban of all climbing hardware, concrete and rock improvements from Cave Rock’s floor and entrance. The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California see this as a major stride toward returning a historical property to its roots.• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.