Past Pages Nov. 16
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Sunday law: The Courts of California have declared constitutional a new “Sunday law” where business of all kind is suspended on Sundays – stores and saloons are closed and only hotels and barber shops are permitted open.
120 YEARS AGO
Tahoe Schottische: Camille Spooner, adopted son of M. Spooner, the lumber man has composed a “Lake Tahoe Schottische.” It is no great shakes to write a piece of music up at the Lake where the woods are full of music and when gazing on that beautiful sheet of water.
70 YEARS AGO
History of Nevada Museum: District Judge Clark J. Guild was the guest speaker at the 20-30 Club held at Hunter’s Lodge. He gave an interesting history of the Nevada state museum related to obtaining, renovating and repairing the old mint building and the raising of funds. He stressed the fact that old relics of historical nature in this state are needed to be placed and preserved.
50 YEARS AGO
Churchill County Nuclear Tests: Atomic Energy Commission officials announced tentative plans to conduct a five kiloton underground nuclear blast. The area under consideration is a rock tunnel. A commission spokesman emphasized the experiment would not be authorized without full assurance of public safety.
30 YEARS AGO
Manners are back: The Ronald Reagan family (President Reagan) is setting a new lifestyle in the White House and turning America around on its social graces – calling the process Nancy’s national finishing school.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Candace Wheeler, president of the Comstock Cemetery Foundation, is trying to restore the cemeteries in Virginia City and locate historic and unmarked burial sites.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.