Past Pages Nov. 17 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages Nov. 17

130 YEARS AGO

The human race is divided into two classes – those who go ahead and do something and those who sit still and inquire, “Why wasn’t it done the other way!”

120 YEARS AGO

Masquerade: James Wiggins of Empire will give a grand ball and supper on the eve of Thanksgiving night at his dancing hall near the brink of the soft flowing Carson.

Everyone is invited to be at hand and assist in spoiling the spread of turkey and cranberry sauce … and triple the light fantastic with the youth and beauty of that port.

70 YEARS AGO

Names of pupils having perfect attendance and high scholastic standing – 1st grade – Duane Glanzmann, Earl Laird, Georgia Meyers, Ruth Thom.

50 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Carson City Elks membership neared the 125 mark with the initiation of a new group. Pictured are Jack Bird, Otis Wright, Howard Barrett, David Kuckenmeister, Bob Weideman. (Dolan photo)

• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.