150 Years Ago
Tremendous thunder clap: Citizens were startled at 2 o’clock in the morning by a clap of thunder close by. The air charged with electricity at that time and the telegraphic instruments were all either broken or disarranged. The noise of the grand clap started Crandall’s stage team, and they took off in a run ...
130 Years Ago
A cunning fox: Cal Knapp found a fox lying dead on the ground. He concluded to take it in the house and show it to his family. His wife held it in her lap and remarked that the foxes body was still warm. The children played with it. Someone opened a window and like a flash the fox leaped from Mrs. Knapp’s lap and out the window.
110 Years Ago
All sorts: Theodore Winters, who has been suffering from a severe cold, is not improving and his friends are anxious as to the outcome of his indisposition.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “New higher pay for the Army! New pay scale, in addition to clothing, food, lodging, medical and dental care, and liberal retirement privileges. Pay per month, Master Sergeant — $165; Technical Sergeant — $135; Staff Sergeant — $115; Private — $75. Enlist now at the nearest U.S. Army Recruiting Station.”
50 Years ago
Advertisement: “Tahoe Drive-in, Lake Tahoe — Elvis Presley, ‘Paradise-Hawaiian Style’ with Hal Wallis and ‘The Naked Prey’ with Cornel Wilde.”
20 Years Ago
Superman returns: Christopher Reeve is taking on his first acting role in a CBS-TV movie called “Snakes & Ladders.” The film stars Judith Light as the divorced mother of a paralyzed boy, and Reeve counsels and gives him hope.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.