Past Pages for Tuesday, May 5, 2015
140 Years Ago
Hank Monk. There are busy times at the Lake with the building of the narrow gauge railway. Men in large numbers are at work on the tunnel at the summit and graders are strung out to the shores of the Lake. Monk is the chief engineer of the Benton line of stages running between here and the Glenbrook. He says both the Bigler Grade and the Clear Creek route are open for travel.
130 Years Ago
Ball match (continued from Sunday). The right fielder began to shoot off his mouth, and Alley then gave Musgrove a daisy cutter in the nose. Alley then grabbed Musgrove by the neck and set him down on the home base twice. After further discussion a delegation was then sent to the county hospital to secure medical attendance …
110 Years Ago
An ancient relic (continued from Sunday). It was on this line that Hank Monk said to Greely, “Keep your seat, Horace. I’ll get you there on time.” The stage cost $1,600 in gold when made and is as sound today as the day it was made. Everything is braced with steel or forged Norway iron. When the stage went whizzing around the curves with old Hank Monk at the helm, the Chinese men who had passage on the roof of the stage held on for dear life and crouched down, stricken with terror. Eventually the Southern Pacific and the V. & T. R.R. pushed their way into Nevada ringing the death knell of the Placerville Stage Line.
70 Years Ago
Art treasures. Hidden in a dank tunnel used by German civilians near the front, priceless art treasures from France were found by the U.S. 1st Army. Among them were the works of Rembrandt, Reubens, Van Gogh and Van Dyke and original scores by Ludwig van Beethoven, the composer, taken from his birthplace in Bonn.
50 Years Ago
Poetry winners. Lona Ann White and Sharon Miller were chosen for an honorable mention of their poetry in the Analogy of High School Poetry.
15 Years Ago
Caption. Emily Allison of Gardnerville brought a nine-inch rainbow trout home. She was fishing at the small pond at Davis Creek Park in Washoe Valley. This was her first day of fishing with a real fishing pole and she looked like an experienced pro.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.