March 6, 2013
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Lake Tahoe tourists will miss Hank Monk this summer… There will be no driver to entertain them with wonderful yarns. A Washoe City denizen informs the Appeal that the old Bowers Mansion is haunted with two white figures that stalk about the rounds after nightfall.
120 Years Ago
Glenbrook: One of her residents may become a millionaire, Peter Hawkins, the well-known engineer of the Meteor is said to have invented a propeller for boats that is ahead of anything on record. He has given his new invention a secret trial on Lake Tahoe, operating it by means of a grind-stone crank. He feels confident it will net him a cool million…
70 Years Ago
Inspectors: The office of price administration warn housewives against permitting any “inspectors” of canned goods into their homes. There are no such inspectors authorized to enter private homes and check on canned goods…
50 Years Ago
A bill to extend the draft for four years won unanimous approval of the House Armed Services Committee… It will continue the Selective Service Act until July 1, 1967…
30 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Atlas Thrift of Nevada – the ‘Money’ Market account you will call the ‘Super’ Market account – 11.801 percent annual yield…”
10 Years Ago
The City seeks public input on the Roop Street expansion proposed between Washington Street and Winnie Lane… It would expand the thoroughfare to five lanes in some places.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.