Past Pages Nov. 18
130 YEARS AGO
Lunatic asylum: What Carson wants with an insane asylum is more than any one can find out. A lunatic asylum with 75 active lunatics, two months every two winters ought to satisfy a small town. – Genoa Courier.
120 YEARS AGO
Salt: In Nye county General Irish has discovered caves filled with clear salt. In places he could see objects through twenty feet of crystallized salt and also found Indian pottery and weapons of war, such as bow and arrows.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Carson Theater – Hal Roach presents Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in ‘Saps at Sea.'”
50 YEARS AGO
TV Programs (one channel): Laramie, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Rifleman, Red Skelton Show, Perry Mason, Jack Parr.
20 YEARS AGO
The 200th episode of “Cheers,’ NBC’s tavern comedy, topped the ratings according to A.C. Nielsen.
10 YEARS AGO
The new post office on the corner of Roop Street and Little Lane will open for business on Saturday. Photo caption: Linda Montiel unpacks merchandise for the new post office gift shop. Stamps and posters are to be sold.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.