Past Pages 9-12

130 YEARS AGO

Wonderful find: A miner working at a depth of 35 feet south of Wellington's Station found a skull resembling that of a man's with the exception that a horn three inches long grew out of either side of the head.

120 YEARS AGO

The school for girls: Bishop's School for Girls began its term in September with a full corps of excellent teachers, domestic arrangements are complete and afford a most beautiful, comfortable and lovely home for young ladies desiring to qualify themselves for the amenities, duties and employments of life.

70 YEARS AGO

Nellie Davis celebrates her 95th birthday - one of Carson's early pioneers who came from Maine to Carson as the bride of Henry Rust Mighels in 1866 - owners of the Carson Morning Appeal.

50 YEARS AGO

Frederica King was elected President of Mrs. Alpha Fifer's seventh grade home room; Linda Doty, vice-president; Christy Angelo, secretary; Lana Wood, treasurer; Bill Dunfield, sergeant at arms; Nikki Tyler, reporter and Mark Bowers, librarian.

20 YEARS AGO

Nevada's scholastic aptitude and achievement test scores rate higher than the national average.

10 YEARS AGO

On 9-9-99 the Lake Tahoe wedding chapels were full. The Wedding Chapel at Caesars expected to perform 15 to 20 weddings for couples trying to get in on a lucky four: 9-9-99.

• 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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