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Past Pages March 24

Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

Pogonip: Fred Campbell writes to the Appeal to decide what pogonip is, having become involved in a dispute on the subject. Pogonip is an Indian name for frosty fog seen in high altitudes. When the pogonip makes its appearance, the Indians retreat to their wickiups and remain under cover until the danger is over.

120 YEARS AGO

Candelaria continues to be a thrifty mining camp, monthly payroll amounting to $50,000. A new pipe line will be laid. The water is carried a distance of twenty-eight miles.

70 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: Carson Theater – The wildest west lives again! “Trail of the Vigilantes” starring Franchot Tone with Warren William, Brod Crawford and Andy Devine.”

50 YEARS AGO

Clark Gable: Kay Gable gave birth to a 8 pound “prince” to carry on the name of her late husband, Clark Gable, “king” of the movies. It was the only child born of Gable who died of a heart attack.

20 YEARS AGO

Movies taking the number one position this week are: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Battle of the Oozes,” “Silence of the Lambs” was in second place, and “New Jack City” was third.

10 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: New Cinema 50 – “Heart-breakers,” “Say It Isn’t So,” “Brothers,” “Down to Earth.”

• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.