Past Pages July 23
130 YEARS AGO
Invention: Signor A. B. Bach invented an affair when placed in the roof of the mouth intensifies the sound … intended for the use of singers. But, suppose a man’s wife were to get one at midnight to lecture with – the saints of heaven protect us after that.
120 YEARS AGO
Oroville shocked: Oroville’s “Four Hundred” is dreadfully worked up. A few days ago a number of young people of both sexes went picnicking … the day was hot and all hands joined in wading in a pond. One of the young men had a Kodak with him and got some photographs of neat limbs.
70 YEARS AGO
Tex Ritter, cowboy singing star, is negotiating for the rights to “Green Grow the Lilacs” where he began his acting career.
Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bird are the parents of a baby boy born at their home. His parents have named him Jack Graham. Mrs. Bird is the former Miss Evelyn Rabe.
50 YEARS AGO
University of Nevada has named five Carson students on the Nevada Honor Roll … Paul Bible, Jeanne Wamstad, Lester Armstrong, Hugh Alan Shamberger and Judith Maxsom.
20 YEARS AGO
The stock market was sharply lower in volatile trading, as the Dow Jones dropped more than 100 points. Gold was $361.75 an ounce and silver $4.89.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: General ground work is being done and fences installed at the future Pick-n-Pull site off Highway 50 just east of Carson City. The new business will stock used vehicles for parts.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.