Past Pages July 27
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
All sorts: There are four steamers plying on Lake Bigler – the “Governor Stanford,” “Emerald,” “Niagara” and “Meteor.”
“Lucky” Baldwin will build a hall for dancing and theatrical purposes, adjoining the Tallac House at the Lake.
120 YEARS AGO
A Duck Story: A hunter got after a flock of didaper ducks that are said to be able to dodge a bullet. The hunter shot away all his cartridges without hitting one. When the didapers saw a puff of smoke, they would dive under the water. The hunter determined not to be outdone began to puff on his cigar as fast as he could. This way he kept the ducks under water until he drowned the entire flock. (Richmond Democrat).
70 YEARS AGO
Plans were made for Boy Scout Troop No. 33 to assist in the aluminum drive. Scouts who will participate are Burke Shaughnessy, Billy Joyce, Charles Marriage, Harley Smelser, Johnny Warmouth, Jackie Smelser, Jack Christensen, Donald Lane and Jimmy Allen.
50 YEARS AGO
KOLO-TV schedule: Maverick, Real McCoys, Rifleman, Holiday Lodge and The Untouchables.
20 YEARS AGO
The 1991 Virginia City International Camel Races have been scheduled for September. Race organizers predict 25,000 people will attend.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Mormon Station Lynne Frost talks with cyclist Curtis Fong at the state monument in Genoa. Fong is the event director of the first annual Comstock Sierra Historical Tour.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.