Past Pages for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
140 Years Ago
The telegraph. A number of beardless young men in town are studying the art of telegraphing and to that end have stretched wires connecting their several places of abode over their own housetops.
130 Years Ago
Eastern papers say that finely executed counterfeit dollars are in circulation. They are whitish in color, are dated 1884 and have a fine clear and perfect ring. The size and thickness correspond with genuine standard dollars.
110 Years Ago
Voters, take notice! Secure a sample ballot before going to the polls. Stamp the cross “X” after the name for which you vote. The cross must be made only with the stamp in black ink. Any writing or other marking, except the cross, will invalidate your ballot …
50 Years Ago
Two hundred and thirty-four students achieved honor grades at Carson High School, reported by Principal Morse Burley. Seniors include (in part): Pete Beck, Veona Bliss, Michael Bodamer, Lynda Burnett, Don Clinger, Rae Jean Davis, Andrea Dube, William Dunfield, Mike Fettic, Gail Fitzgerald, Kathy Goodrich, Eric Gourley, Joanne Graves, Alberta Sbragia, John Seher …
15 Years Ago
Photo caption: Champions in four racing classes were crowned at Silver State Raceway’s 1999 awards banquet at the Ormsby House. The list of season point champions included John Burritt (legends), Mike Firebaugh (crazy 8) and Dave Daniel (mavericks).
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.