March 24, 2013
130 Years Ago
Easter Cards: Cagwin & Noteware have the latest styles of Easter cards, designed by Prang … The best of artists of the country, induced by the high cash prizes offered by Prang & Co. have executed designs with a variety of detail, harmony of color and fineness of execution …
120 Years Ago
Railroad: It is proposed to build a railroad from Truckee to Lake Tahoe and will make travel to the Lake easy and cause a greater influx of visitors … to be done in four months.
70 Years Ago
Winning Essay: "Making America Strong" by Marcelline Chartz: "With the dark cloud of war casting its shadow over the universe, men by the thousands are giving their utmost, even sacrificing their lives, that again all peoples may be free …"
50 Years Ago
Howls for lawmakers: Legislators and state workers thought a timber wolf was loose in Capitol corridors … Mournful howls echoed throughout the historic Nevada capitol building after the local fire sirens blew … Intrepid newsmen traced the eerie wailing to "Ranger" a nondescript brown dog.
10 Years Ago
Photo caption: Loretta Williams, 13, works on her Mission Possible project for the Science Olympiad competition. The project is one of 23 events students from Eagle Valley Middle School competed in to win the state competition …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.