May 25, 2012
Local wonders: A scientific gentleman from San Francisco visited our State Prison and expressed wonderment at the great curiosities found at the prison quarry – fossil ivory and petrified clams encased in solid rock at a depth of 34 feet are no trifling items for scientists, to say nothing of footprints at the same depth, 21 inches in length and five to seven inches in width, belonging to the pre-historic man, which are to be found there. Also found in the quarry are footprints of the extinct hairy elephant. (Continued on Saturday)
120 YEARS AGO
The spring fights have begun with Dick Roberts and O.A.F. Gilbert in the ring caused by a hard name applied to Gilbert by Roberts. The results are a draw and resulted in putting Dick into the cooler.
70 YEARS AGO
Meatless days: The National Livestock Advisory Council warned of a high possibility of meatless days within the next six months noting problems arising fromprice regulation in the livestock industry.
50 YEARS AGO
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Births: Mr. and Mrs. Cedric Nelson of Carson City are parents of a son.
30 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: The clown’s in town – His expressions is humorous, but Deon Aumaier’s purpose is serious – The clown from Los Angeles shares s joke with 8-year-old Stacey Byrd in Carson City as his appearance promotes ticket sales for the Shriners’ Circus.
10 YEARS AGO
Memorial bricks were laid on Museum walkways and bear the names of railroad buffs and benefactors at the Nevada State Railroad Museum among them, a brick bearing the name of Rollan Melton, Reno columnist.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.