Past Pages for Friday, March 21, 2014
140 Years Ago
Hank Monk report: Some fisherman who came to Genoa from Lake Valley report the snow in the valley is at 4 to 5 feet on the level, the heaviest snow since the severe winter of 1861-62.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: In Virginia a 40-inch forehead measurement human skull has been exhumed. Sullivan is going to slog Thompson with bare fists. He will take his chances of going to the state prison. He says that his “honor” demands the sacrifice.
120 Year Ago
Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln was 6 feet, 4 1/2 inches in height. He was asked how long a man’s legs ought to be. Mr. Lincoln said he had given much thought to the matter and concluded that they should be long enough to reach from the body to the ground (Watchword).
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Safeway: tomato juice 3 for 25; tea 1/2 pound 43 cents; Spam 12 oz. 33 cents; soup, 3 for 25 cents; coffee 1 pound glass 31 cents; flour 5 pound bag 25 cents; Cherrioats 7 oz. 11 cents …
50 Years Ago
Fallout shelters: A home fallout shelter could save your life in the case of a nuclear attack. Rural Civil Defense Specialist with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension service T. Joseph Snyder says almost every home has a shelter area and with a little money, that shelter area could be built into a fallout shelter that could offer ample protection from radiation …
30 Years Ago
Bestsellers: “Aquitaine Progression,” Robert Ludlum; “Butter Battle Book,” Dr. Seuss; “Pet Sematary,” Stephen King; “Who Killed the Robins Family?” Thomas Chastain; “Smart Women,” Judy Blume …
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.