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.