Past Pages Jan. 20
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Curry engine house rush: A man rushed into the Curry engine house wanting a fire alarm rung. The cause of his excitement revealed that three red-headed girls had stopped to talk in the street.
Tales from Pant about Benton near Mono Lake: where there is a saloon to every 10 inhabitants, and a stream of hot soda water running down each side of the street. One of Benton’s most worthy citizens said that it was near Benton that Noah’s ark anchored and the first dove landed on dry land – and a saloon built upon the spot.
120 YEARS AGO
Thank you: John Trapp, foreman of the Warrens Hose Company wishes to thank Miss Mattie Curry and Miss Ollie Bray for the best coffee tendered them at the fire, which destroyed the residence of Mr. Jack Eliott.
70 YEARS AGO
A new all-time record of motor vehicles was registered in 1939 – 42,409, exceeding 1937 by 379.
50 YEARS AGO
St. Teresa’s altar guild announces the annual Irish Shenanigans. The program was presented by Mrs. M. L. Meyer. Committee members are Mesdames Lester Montevaldo, Lewis Brown, Kay Kelly, Lois Murphy.
20 YEARS AGO
JJ’s Ear Candy opened in the In-n-Out Auto Center … the new shop is owned by Ron and Pat Conroy.
10 YEARS AGO
Costco’s building plans were presented with plans for building on land near Fuji Park. The outside of the 148,486-square-foot building has elements of a ski lodge.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.