Past Pages July 16
130 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Peter Van Sickle of Carson Valley claims to have lost 125 acres of grain to grasshoppers.
Mrs. Gen. Clarke caught a nine-pound trout at Lake Bigler.
120 YEARS AGO
Mystic gift: Dr. McClary is giving an interesting lecture at the Odd Fellows’ Hall… lecture will be about bald heads and pearly teeth and he’ll do some blind fold seeing and hypnotizing… Yesterday the hall was filled with ladies who were much pleased when the “Seer” instantly cured one lady of a severe headache, and another of severe pain and soreness with his magnetic touch, without medicine…
70 YEARS AGO
Nevadans are among the most healthy of all people in the United States according to Dr. E. E. Hamer, head of Nevada department of health … communicable diseases are practically non-existent in the state.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: 20-Year Reunion for the class of 1941 – pictured (in part) are: Dane Bullentine, John Supera, Thelma Biggs, Bill Dolan, Robert Laxalt, Dimmitt Felesina, Lester Groth, Everett Curless.
20 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: A homecoming for Miss Nevada Malla Winn, was held at the Bentley Science Park in Gardnerville. Also pictured is Lynnsey Vonstentina who was crowned Miss Douglas County. Winn 17, is a 1991 graduate of Douglas High and will represent Nevada in he Miss America Pageant.
10 YEARS AGO
Nevada’s crime rate dropped slightly and fell by one-third in the past decade. “The best news is serious crime for 2000 is down to its lowest rate in many years,” according to Director Richard Kirkland, Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.