140 Years Ago
Advertisement: Lipman’s Hair Restorative is duly advertised in the Appeal. Read it, throw away your wig, and try some.
130 Years Ago
Mound salters: Warden Bell informs the Appeal that he inspected the mound, and there is not the slightest trace of a tunnel. He considers the two as the clumsiest kind of imposters and is surprised that they did not steal the prehistoric tracks and lug them off to San Francisco. Nothing less than relics of the Pliocene age will pass muster in Carson ...
120 Years Ago
Letter from Columbian Exposition (Part III): I think I got fooled on a Turkish rug which I brought back to my hotel. It proved to be filled with the genuine Algerian bedbugs, hidden away so deftly between the meshes of the cloth as to escape the scrutiny of the Custom House officers. The Illinois souvenir factories have been running to their fullest capacity all summer on Arabian spoons, East Indian door mats, Japanese coca-nut-husk underwear, Easter bonnets of hand-painted gourds from South Africa, Berlin beer mugs of Milwaukee pressed clay and a thousand other little curiosities which catch the eye of the visiting hobo.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: Classified — For rent: Modern 4-room house, electrically equipped, partly furnished, $30 a month. Good location.
50 Years Ago
Atomic test: A small nuclear test was carried out underground at the Atomic Energy Commission’s Nevada test site. It was a shot of low yield equivalent to the force of 20,000 of TNT.
30 Years Ago
Photo caption: Presbyterian benefit — The Women’s Association of the First Presbyterian Church of Carson will sponsor the 12th annual Thanksgiving Silver Tea. Marylee Gulick and Joanie Hammack, president of the fundraiser, discuss the program which will be “Thanksgiving During Transitions” by Lynn Wood, pastoral intern.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.