Past Pages Nov. 19
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Bee-tree: A prosperous citizen in Sierra Valley came across a large “bee-tree” with an apparent huge stock of honey. The wise hunter took good care to keep the location to himself and later came back with a hired man, axes, buckets, etc. and commenced operations on the monster pine. After half a day of hard labor brought it to the ground. His disgust was huge when he discovered there was no honey and the bees proved to be yellow jackets.
120 YEARS AGO
Tahoe travel: Reno proposes to make an effort to divert the Tahoe travel from Carson by building a road and running a six-horse stage to Lake Tahoe.
70 YEARS AGO
Head cold: Franklin D. Roosevelt’s only severe illness during his presidential campaigns began with a cold caused by taking off his hat!
50 YEARS AGO
Rockefeller’s son missing: Michael Rockefeller, 23, youngest son of the New York governor was last seen trying to swim to the wilderness shore of New Guinea. He was lost while on a search for rare native art objects.
30 YEARS AGO
Christmas Fair: The 13th annual Christmas Fair, sponsored by the Nevada Appeal and the Carson City Chamber of Commerce will be held at Carson Junior High on West King Street. The fair features booths and displays by more than 50 Carson City area merchants. Santa Claus will be on hand to listen to Christmas wishes after his arrival in a fire truck.
10 YEARS AGO
More Nevada grandparents are raising their children’s children according to a new census. Nevada’s numbers are slightly higher. The survey shows 43 percent, or 18,856 of the state’s 41,206 grandparents living in households with children claim responsibility for the children.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.