May 2, 2012
130 YEARS AGO
Ill fated finders: Tuscarora was the work of an insane emigrant from Massachusetts and his tombstone is near the adobe shacks of the old townsite. Aurora starts a goodly-sized graveyard with her oldest inhabitant.
Bill Body (Bodie) slept himself away in a snowstorm. When his memory had reached the age of twenty years his bones were resurrected. A monument was raised to his memory and still stands unpaid for in the stone-cutter’s yard. (Bodie Free Press)
120 YEARS AGO
Pioche: The Monkey Wrench mines are attracting attention, along with the Magnolia and April Fool as leading properties. Colorado capitalists have asked for a $100,00 option on each of them.
70 YEARS AGO
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Sugar rationing: Teachers are needed in afternoons to help with sugar rationing, school will be closed at 12:30 p.m.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Arbor Day observances … Shrubbery and evergreens were planted at Edith Fritsch School and Carson High School. Shown are student body president Roger Laird; student council advisor, John Borda; student body treasurer Chris Peters; and student body vice president Ray Walker. Trees were donated by Zappettini’s Desert Nursery.
30 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Money Market fund 14.75 percent current annualized yield … yield based on 26 week treasury bill rate plus 1 percent. Atlas Thrift of Nevada”
10 YEARS AGO
Rosie the Riveter to be honored at a sixty-year anniversary. Margaret Berry went to work building B-29s as a “Rosie the Riveter” and at the age of 79 was still working at Boeing as a volunteer to help restore vintage bombers.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.