Past Pages July 24
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
A Carson Valley farmer has given up his pew in church because the fly season is here. He can milk cows without swearing when the old thing’s tail comes round nine times a minute and wipes him across the face.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Jim Raycraft has taught Dr. Lee’s horse a few tricks … the animal affectionately rubs his nose against Jim’s face and kisses him.
70 YEARS AGO
Max Baer has a 50-50 chance to defeat Joe Louis in two or three rounds.
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Sky-vue Drive-in Theater – “Legend of the Lost” with John Wayne and Sophia Loren – Technicolor. Adults 85 cents, children under 12 free.
Photo caption: Ricky Squires, star hurler of the Little League Pirates holds the ball he used to throw the first of two consecutive no-hit games. The 12-year old right hander is undefeated.
20 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Student pilot Jerome Cabane prepares to taxi down the runway at the Douglas County Airport. Cabane, visiting from France, hopes to earn his private pilot license. Dick Mallard takes an imaginary flight in the Air Institute in Minden’s new computer-
driven flight simulator.
10 YEARS AGO
Henry Stewart, the oldest practicing physician in Carson, has a medical practice spanning 45 years.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.