Past Pages March 31
130 YEARS AGO
Jottings: After the first proximo the Mint force will number only 37 officers, clerks and workmen.
The State gardener is planting rose bushes in the spots where cottonwood trees stood in the Capitol grounds.
The outlook is that Lake Bigler (Tahoe) season will begin a month earlier than usual.
120 YEARS AGO
Jim Yerington: Jim Yerington was in town yesterday. He came up from Hawthorne to sing Eastern anthems and buy some new underclothing at Joe Platt’s.
70 YEARS AGO
Number 13: Will it be lucky or unlucky for Hitler? Hitler’s 13 is not lucky to him … having to put a pause in his plans to send his armies through Yugoslavia and Bulgaria for an attack on little Greece.
50 YEARS AGO
Carson Comets: Race day and presentation of the outstanding skiers award climaxed at the 1961 Carson Comets ski program. Bob Porter was recipient of the top award based on courtesy, sportsmanship and general skiing ability. The trophy is donated each year by Mercury Cleaners.
20 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Diane Benson caught in an intense moment in a monologue, during rehearsal of “Waiting for the Parade.” The play is at the Brewery Arts Center.
10 YEARS AGO
Susan Keema was approved as Bordewich-Bray Elementary School’s principal by Carson City School Board.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.