Past Pages Nov. 2
For the Nevada Appeal
120 YEARS AGO
Lynching: The brother of the man who was lynched in Reno is in the Riverside town is looking for the man who put the rope around his brother’s neck. Renoites say that if he gets too inquisitive they will give him the same kind of a deal.
70 YEARS AGO
Autographs: Yerington girls who dashed madly to greet the Army fliers forced down in Smith Valley are now in a
dither and not over the handsome pilots. In their finest of feminine writing they engraved their names and addresses on the planes. They are now anxiously awaiting federal action for defacing government property.
50 YEARS AGO
Tonopah’s DanRa Skanovsky was crowned Miss Nevada 1961 during the half-time of the Senator-Bobcat game which resulted in a 12-6 victory for the mighty Carson Senators.
30 YEARS AGO
Cape Canaveral, Florida: Astronauts Joe Engle and Richard Truly inspected the space shuttle Columbia, “Everything is looking beautiful” for the unprecedented attempt to return the ship to orbit.
10 YEARS AGO
The nation’s unemployment rate shot up to 5.4 percent and surged to the highest level as the after effects of the terrorist attacks hit.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.