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120 Years Ago


On Sunday night at 15 minutes to 11, there was a slight earthquake shock. It rattled doors, shook houses and caused the dogs to bark. Oliver Roberts, the assistant meteorological director, describes the direction as rotary, no damage.


100 Years Ago


The richest mining strike in the history of the State of Nevada was made in the Montezuma Hills Mining District. A four inch lead of almost pure gold was uncovered there and H. G. Humphreys, one of the owners and directors of the property, arrived with seventy pounds of the ore. On exhibit in Governor Sparks' office.


70 Years Ago


Names of pupils having perfect attendance: Ninth grade: Donald Anderson, Dave Bullentini, Everett Curless, Bobby Davenport, Lester Groth, Weldon Hedges, Robert Laxalt, Edie Marriage. List of students with no grade less than "A:" Ninth grade, Dan Priest; Tenth grade, Sam Harvey, Jean Mahlan; Eleventh grade, Louise Glover, Mildred Reppert, Billie Jean Stinson, Dorothy Wiley; Twelfth grade, Gladys Gilbert and Virginia Pozzi.


50 Years Ago


Photo caption: Mrs. Stan F. Pochop of Carson City, chairman of the 1958 March of Dimes coffee hour meetings, was guest of the Marine Corps cold weather training center Officers Wives club at an informal coffee at the home of Mrs. J. N. Smith in Carson. Pictured are Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Pochop and Mrs. J. N. Webb, president of the club.


20 Years Ago


The state of Nevada is the official owner of the Clear Creek Youth Camp after the site was acquired through a land exchange with the U.S. Forest Service. The federal government will receive two parcels of steep, forested undeveloped land in the Incline Village area, including a parcel donated by entertainer Robert Goulet.


10 Years Ago


Photo caption: Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California and area rock climbers recently met to discuss options surrounding the tribes most sacred of landmarks, Cave Rock. The rock is a popular climbing spot.




• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.

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