Past Pages March 24
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.