Past Pages for May 20
130 YEARS AGO
All sorts: S.T. Swift has several hundred young goats on his ranch, near the Springs. The young ones look like poodle dogs.
120 YEARS AGO
Teacher needed: The families of Tahoe City are anxious to have a teacher. Will furnish room and board and pay a small tuition. There are only six children old enough to attend. Need someone desirous of spending two or three months at Lake Tahoe.
70 YEARS AGO
Carson Hi-lights (Carson High School). Thelma Biggs, who was chosen as prom queen, will be crowned at the annual junior-senior banquet. The program is as follows: Junior welcome-Dan Murphy; Senior response-Bob O’Neill. Mrs. Edith Fritsch is the sponsor of the junior class.
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Grand Opening Club Jubilee’s new dining room – specializing in Italian and American foods – Music by the Mary Poe Trio – 15 miles north-halfway to Reno”
20 YEARS AGO
The Lyon County Commission approved an emergency management request to spend up to $5,000 to clean up the Mercury contaminated Dayton City Park.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Mike Hill and James Royce shoot Tom Ely during a mock shootout over a card game during the Wild West Tour in Carson City that shared history about Northern Nevada. Actors played parts of Abraham Lincoln, Kit Carson and others as they talked about life in the early west.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.