Past Pages May 19
130 YEARS AGO
Crickets and hoppers: There are millions of crickets crossing the Orr ditch at the old Dunning ranch. They vary in size from a wasp to a cottontail rabbit and the crickets eat anything from ice cream to gum boots. They find difficulty in crossing the ditch and A. J. Smith’s chickens sit on the bridge and rescue their remains as they float down stream.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Schulz’s horse took another go-as-you-please dash yesterday.
Willie Murphy of Genoa has challenged Patsy Hanifan of Empire to a one-hundred-yard footrace for $100 a side.
70 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: President Roosevelt is shown as he purchased the first defense savings bond and officially opened the treasury’s multi-million dollar defense campaign. The new savings stamps and bonds are on sale and range from 10 cents to $10,000 in denominations.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Governor Grant Sawyer discusses the finer points of Little League baseball with Mike Howard and Ricky Bishop, members of the 1961 Little League championship.
20 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Frog “Jockey” Denny Metasci of Sunnyvale, Calif., gives his frog, “Fun and Frolic” a kiss after the duo teamed up to take first place in the 64th annual Calaveras County Jumping Frog Jubilee in Angel’s Camp, California.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Cindy Southerland puts the polish on the Civil War statue at Lone Mountain Cemetery with a group of concerned citizens who were prepping the 110-year-old statue for a re-dedication which will be held at the cemetery after the regular Memorial Day services.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.