Past Pages Nov. 14
130 YEARS AGO
Smallpox is sweeping through the Canadian Indians and hundreds are dying on the north shore of the Gulf at St. Lawrence.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: “A little more State pride, a little more patriotism, and a steady, earnest pull together, and Nevada shall boom. She is too fair a ship to desert yet.” – Enterprise.
70 YEARS AGO
Shorthand certificates: The following pupils received Gregg certificates for shorthand: Marian Rabe first, 46 words, R’Gene Eby second, 44 words, and Lester Groth, third with 43 words.
50 YEARS AGO
Lions club: The program was conducted by W. E. (Bill) Dunfield and included the history of astrology. Special guests were Lion Girls State representative Barbara Roventini and Lion parade float girls Mary Ann Collins and Mary Jo Doty.
20 YEARS AGO
Nuclear test: Four protesters were sighted near ground zero 105 miles northwest of Las Vegas just minutes before the weapon was to be detonated. The Greenpeace group delayed detonation in an attempt to halt testing for the British nuclear weapon.
10 YEARS AGO
Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center gets a historically accurate facelift. The old building is being spiffed up with new sidewalks, walkways, and landscaping. “A big part of the job is engineering so the building will be protected during floods,” according to Brewery Arts Executive Director Joe McCarthy.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.