May 11, 2012
130 YEARS AGO
Temperance: “Needles,” the bibulous tragedian is at Bodie and sworn off drinking delivering a temperance lecture to impress his hearers with the sincerity of his reformation. He interluded his lecture with side remarks not complimentary to his fellow citizens which necessitated his hurried departure through a rear door.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Four Virginia sports ran into J. H. Tilton’s buggy on Geiger grade throwing R. Tilton and his aged wife to the ground rendering Mrs. Tilton unconscious. Their buggy was shattered.
70 YEARS AGO
Sture Svensson: The only bid received by the Ormsby county commissioners for the construction of a a hangar at the airport was submitted by Sture Svensson for the sum of $4,333.
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50 YEARS AGO
Frog jumping: Governor Grant Sawyer accepted a challenge to enter a Nevada frog in the Jumping Frog Jubilee at Angels Camp, Calif.,… The annual celebration feature of the fair has grown from Mark Twain’s famous story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras.” Nevada’s jumping champion is scheduled to meet hoppers from other states and foreign countries in a Governors division of the contest.
30 YEARS AGO
Economics and employment: Summer jobs for Carson City teenagers will be tough. “Unless things pick up pretty soon,” said Bob Bydalek, public information officer for the state Employment Security Department. April set a national postwar record for people out of work.
10 YEARS AGO
Gold prices are the highest level in more than two years. The London close of $310.45 marked gold’s best showing since Feb. 7, 2000.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.