Past Pages for May 28
130 YEARS AGO
Mono Lake: The Bodie Free Press publishes the following description of this remarkable body of water. The lake is 29 x 19 miles in diameter and more than 200 feet deep, has several small tufa islands, one 2,200 acres and the second 1,500 acres. The second island is the crater of a volcano that was in active eruption as late as 1858, and from the larger island out 100 feet and 70 feet deep are boiling springs of asphalt.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: It turns out there are 13 Renos in the United States – most people thought there was just one.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Carson Theater – ‘The Great Lie’ with Bette Davis, George Brent and Mary Astor – Her every word, her every moment was part of the great lie.”
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Tommy Cowperthwaite leads his fellow Munchkin men in a cheer “hail to the mayor of Munchkinland” in the second scene of the “The Wizard of Oz” production to be enacted by the Ross school of dance.
20 YEARS AGO
Top box office movies – “Backdraft,” “What About Bob?” and “Hudson Hawk.”
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.