130 YEARS AGO
Pickles: A Genoa man discovered a method of growing cucumbers already pickled ready for the table, the pickles being covered with a fine quality of vinegar when gathered early in the morning. “Beat that ye all-absorbing Renoites, if you can!” (Courier)
120 YEARS AGO
Mammy Pleasant, something of a remarkable colored lady: Resides at 1661 Octavia St., San Francisco and came forty years ago from Philadelphia. She was born and reared a Quakeress. She invested $15,000 in real estate and enjoys an income of $2,000 a month from her various properties. During the Sharon trial the public got an idea that she was a “voodoo woman” in New Orleans. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact she is a practical sensible old lady. In her day she has taken in sixty homeless children and raised them. Her income of $2000 goes to charity.
70 YEARS AGO
Registering men and women: The fastest growing event is all-out registration and mobilization of man- and woman-power for vital war production jobs within a month. This program would mean thousands of individuals would go to new places and new jobs.
30 YEARS AGO
The space shuttle Columbia pilots passed the halfway mark. The weather is expected to be good for a landing on the desert highlands at White Sands, New Mexico.
10 YEARS AGO
Students at Bordewich-Bray are moved to temporary quarters due the presence of black mold. “We’re looking forward to a new building – hopefully, the voters will go for it.” according to Charls Marrin, teacher.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.