March 9, 2012
130 YEARS AGO
Laugh and grow fat: “His comic humor kept the world in awe, And laughter frightened folly more than law.” Rev. W. C. Graywill present thoughts on the ludicrous sideof life in his lecture at the MethodistChurch.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Mr. Keely wants to start an antijag factory in Nevada, but is hampered by the lack of desire on the part of the inebriants to quit.
70 YEARS AGO
Japanese aliens: Announcement of establishment of a 100,000 acre farm in Owens Valley (Manzanar) for Japanese required to leave prohibited zones was made … the project will be in operation within 60 days.
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50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement for Meyers Mercantile for March 2, 1912: Wilson Coal heater $11, Parlor cook stove $11, one Buffalo plower $12, graveyard fence $25, one buckboard and top $52, dish cupboard $25.
30 YEARS AGO
Top teacher: Dorothy Todd, a sixth grade teacher has been selected as “Teacher of the Year” in the Carson City School District for Fremont School.
10 YEARS AGO
Nevada’s second documented pair of bald eagles have returned to set up housekeeping just 50 miles upstream from the first known pair of eagles to breed successfully in the state in more than a century.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.