March 20, 2013
130 Years Ago
Two Chinese men had a quarrel over a game of dominoes … the stake was one dollar. One knocked the other down with an iron bar and fled … heading in the direction of Chico, Calif.
120 Years Ago
Important Discovery: Major Gardner has discovered an immense deposit of magnetic iron in the vicinity of Pine Nut. The deposit is inexhaustible. The ore is highly magnetic, and needles and small pieces of steel placed near it fly to it at once …
70 Years Ago
Carson Chatters (high school column): The Honor Society held its regular meeting at the home of Marcelline Chartz. Several guessing games were played with Lawrence Jeppson as winner. Charades were started and then refreshments served to Leslie Harvey, Jean Sanford, Alice Meckes, Lawrence Jeppson, Marcelline Chartz. Miss Grace Bordewich was the advisor.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption: Prison volleyball—A few of the 487 prisoners at the Nevada State Penitentiary get out from their work for a game of volleyball. About 410 prisoners remain at the prison while 77 work on projects outside of the prison.
30 Years Ago
Rev. C. Harold Van Zee retires after more than 40 years in the ministry … 35 in Nevada. His service recognized by the State Legislature with resolutions praising him.
10 Years Ago
A federal census report lists Nevada the 46th in per-pupil spending in the nation.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.