Past Pages July 31
139 YEARS AGO
Brief mention: A score or more of people can be seen loitering about the Lake Bigler (Lake Tahoe) stage office, expecting the arrival of fish promised them by the editor of the Appeal … so far none have arrived.
Requires to be inspired: A middle aged woman in the company of a young man loaded up with bad whiskey called at the residence of the minister asking to have the matrimonial knot tied. The minister objected and told the woman to bring her affianced to him sober. “Well, that’s too bad,” cried the woman. “He will not agree to marry when he’s sober … he requires to be inspired.”
120 YEARS AGO
Best mineral springs: People who travel to Europe to test the mineral springs come back to Carson City where the best mineral springs in the world are …
Strictly Laughable: Mark Twain’s new book, “A (Connecticut) Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” is rated as the liveliest and most laughable of all Twain’s books.
70 YEARS AGO
Personal items: Mr. and Mrs. Archie Pozzi spent a few days in San Francisco and returned to Carson driving a new Ford truck to deliver to a Carson City customer.
50 YEARS AGO
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kvam announce the arrival of a son born at Carson Tahoe Hospital.
20 YEARS AGO
“Killpoint II-The Ambush” is being filmed at Fuji Park by Jaguar Productions.
10 YEARS AGO
Washoe County commissioners have named the new Regional Juvenile Justice Center in memory of Assemblywoman Jan Evans.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.