130 YEARS AGO
Nevada fossils: Reports from the Nevada State Prison say the work in the quarry has advanced and fossils of various kinds have been brought to light. The most remarkable fossil track ever discovered are the Megatherium footprints nearly circular in outline. They bear no resemblance to the track made by any known living animal except the elephant. There are seven tracks in a seam of what was plastic sandstone. The prison yard is marked with a number of other imprints one of which is a four-toed water fowl whose footprint measures ten inches on either side.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Gentlemen stop at the Arlington to get a good cigar - and the girls walk slow - to get a good look at the clerk.
Some of the youths in the south end of town will have a wrinkle put in their necks if they do not stop breaking windows.
70 YEARS AGO
Carson Hi-Lights (Carson High School newsletter): Miss Pohlman announced the appointment of the new members of the Carson Hi-Lights. Editor, Marcelline Chartz; associate editor, Ruth Bath; girls sports, Pat Sparks; reporters Leslie Harvey, Marilyn Pruett, Elinor Pohl, Mylie Mighels, and Theresa Etchart.
50 YEARS AGO
Nuclear explosion: The first U.S. nuclear explosion in three years was barely audible from the outskirts of the Nevada test site. The underground blast was the sixth in the history of the country - buried deep in a 15,400-foot tunnel.
20 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: A street at the former Stewart Indian School, now home to an Indian Museum was dedicated in honor of Sen. Lawrence Jacobsen. Jacobsen was instrumental in securing and preserving the former boarding school for the state of Nevada after it closed its doors in 1980.
10 YEARS AGO
Carson City's United Blood Services was overwhelmed as hundreds flocked to give blood in wake of the terrorist attack which destroyed the New York's World Trade Center.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.