130 YEARS AGO
The Truckee Republican says that "Truckee is preparing to teeder General Grant and his party suitable transportation to Donner and Tahoe, and the picturesque beauties of our summit land. The drive to Tahoe, and a trip around the lake in the "Niagara," the ride to Carson with Hank Monk. Hank is going to wear his Greeley hat, and is furbishing up some new jokes for Gen. Grant's private bar, and is confident that Grant will be the next President."
120 YEARS AGO
Young Lopez, a jockey, was on the race track and thrown clear over a horse's head ... turned a clear summersault [sic] and lighting squarely on his feet was uninjured.
70 YEARS AGO
Bob Hope and his wife, Dolores, adopted a baby girl in Hollywood from "The Cradle," the famous foundling home in Illinois where many film stars have adopted children.
50 YEARS AGO
Fashion show set: A fashion show was announced by Carson City Women's Club according to President Melissa Roventini. Committee members are Barbara Mighels, Pat Moran and Marian Perrin. They are coordinating the fashions from Cash Mercantile, Lariat Shop, Murdocks and the Scheri Shop.
20 YEARS AGO
Pat Haller, Carson City High School Principal has been named 1989 Secondary School Principal of the Year. The award is part of a national program sponsored by Burger King to recognize excellence in leadership.
10 YEARS AGO
Three girl Scout troops in the Walker River Service Unit earned a handful of merit badges at Sam Buckland Campground at Fort Churchill State Park.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.