Past Pages Jan. 10
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Dan DeQuille and the frozen lightning: The telegraph wires were so frozen little news could get through them. The operators say that the few dispatches … rattled down on their desks like hailstones. They had to catch them in a pan and thaw ’em out before they could make heads or tails of them.”
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: An Oakland evangelist predicts the end of the world in 1896. Pasteur the French Scientist says if people quit smoking tobacco and substitute camphor they will escape the grippe.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Carson Theater – Murder! Madmen! Mystery! “The Cat and the Canary” with Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard.
50 YEARS AGO
Dona Kramer celebrated her sixth birthday. Cartoon theme was used in decorations and the birthday cake featured “old woman in the shoe.” Dona’s sister Judy assisted her mother. Guests were Sally Ann Oliver, Dorothia Johnson, Stephanie Davenport, Marilyn Pochop, Fred Berning, Fred Fendrich.
20 YEARS AGO
Gold: Selected world gold prices $405.65.
10 YEARS AGO
Five Carson High School students received Scholastic Arts awards at the Nevada Museum of Art – Tabitha Theiss, Nick Rupert, Andre Poehlman, Heidi Casper, Andrew Nixon.
* Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.