Past Pages Nov. 13
130 YEARS AGO
Grave Yard: Sam Wright was informed there was a man out at the grave yard mutilating tombstones. This sacrilege roused the undertaker. “What in ___ are you about!” Some explanation followed, and the despoiler of grave yards proved to be Col. Shaw, engaged in writing the history of Nevada.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: An Indian called at the Ormsby House and wanted to sell some fish. Mr. Kaiser said they smelt bad. “Well sposen do,” answered the Indian, “You no eatum smell.”
70 YEARS AGO
Seen, Heard or Thought: The Appeal is mentioned in the November 11, 1940 issue of Life Magazine – page 12 – The lines: “Sarah Bernhardt kissed Sam Davis (Appeal editor), after an interview in 1907, remarking ‘The right cheek for the Appeal, the left for the Examiner and the lips for yourself.’ ‘Madam,’ said Davis, ‘I also represent the A.P. which serves 380 papers west of the Mississippi alone!'”
50 YEARS AGO
Births at Carson-Tahoe Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Roger Lyman of Carson City are parents of a girl, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Greer of Stateline are parents of a boy, Mr. and Mrs. Jean Lekumberry of Gardnerville are parents of a girl.
20 YEARS AGO
Wholesale prices soared for the third consecutive month as fear of war in the Persian Gulf kept energy costs up.
10 YEARS AGO
President Clinton signed a bill authorizing Congress to spend $300 million over 10 years for environmental projects at Lake Tahoe.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.