Past Pages for Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016
150 Years Ago
Mammoth pears: California surpasses the world in production of tropical fruits. There are two specimens of pears from the Mayfield farm. Pear No. 1 weighs two pounds and three ounces and is fourteen inches in circumference, and No. 2 weighs two pounds and one ounce and is thirteen inches in circumference. (San Francisco Flag)
130 Years Ago
Roll of Honor in Miss Martin’s Class: Amy Heritage, Maggie Sweeny, Ethel Hofer, Ernest Sweetland, Selig Olcovich, May McGuirk, and Richie Schweisse.
110 Years Ago
All sorts: The relief fund for the sufferers of San Francisco’s catastrophe amounts to $4,000,000, and there are no applicants for relief. Leave the money in San Francisco a while and some one will get it all right.
70 Years Ago
State Children’s Home on Prison Road: A dinner program will get underway with special guests Mrs. Hazel Close and two sons. The following program will be presented (in part): Songs are: “Thanksgiving Joy,” Mary Herrera and Bonnie Jean Boice and “Happy Thoughts,” by Judy Schmitt, Mary Jane Walker, Judy Pheneger, Virginia Pheneger, Bonnie Jean Boice and Mary Herrera.
50 Years Ago
Nevada Appeal — in new dress: The Nevada Appeal appears in its new bib and tucker — brand-new headline makeup. The news story is set in Barnum typeface to bring the Old Time West flavor which characterizes Carson City.
20 Years Ago
Las Vegas: The Sands Hotel was reduced to a pile of rubble in 7 seconds while crowds along the Strip cheered as the two warning sirens sounded. The Sands was a 6,000 room Venetian-themed hotel-casino opened in 1952.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.