July 15, 2012
130 Years Ago
Hank Monk is rusticating at Lake Tahoe – not doing much stage driving this summer… He is principally engaged in driving parties from one point to another at the lake.
120 Years Ago
A story has been published in Paris that Edison has invented an electrical machine which will destroy towns at a distance of thirty miles and has sold the invention to the German Government… Edison replies that he has no desire to aid the enemies of France.
70 Years Ago
The Carson City Red Cross chapter in conjunction with local air raid wardens will canvass homes for the purpose of assembling information on the number of men, women, children, beds, and sanitary facilities … This information is wanted without delay by the commanding general of the western defense command.
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50 Years Ago
Senator Alan Bible announced that Aero-Jet-General Corporation plans to build a solid rocket fuel testing and design facility near Lovelock … and would employ between 50 and 100 people once in operation.
30 Years Ago
Governor Robert List met with Energy Department officials in discussion towards a state veto over nuclear waste dumps and relief for victims of radiation fall out…
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.