Past Pages Nov. 23
For the Nevada Appeal
120 YEARS AGO
Stalled Back-action: A back action 10-horse team was stalled in front of Coffin’s office it took two hours of hard work and hydraulic jacks to extricate it. Wheels sank in the filled up sewer ditch.
70 Years Ago
Senator P.A. McCarran announced that approval has been given the project of a $12 million Army air base in Lemmon Valley, nine miles north of Reno.
50 YEARS AGO
Editorial (in part): “Statue – What would make sense is a major project that the entire town – as a town could be proud of – would be a community fallout shelter designed and fitted into one of the friendly mountains to protect a major part of the community in the case of national disaster.”
30 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Thanksgiving dining at the Nugget Thanksgiving Day – Holiday Roast Tom Turkey $6.25 – Giblet gravy, sage dressing, snowflake potatoes, New England Cranberry Sauce, Garden Vegetables – served with crisp tossed green salad, choice of dressing or French onion soup – Vermont Pumpkin pie, hot apple pie, hot mince pie and ice cream.”
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Churchgoers enter St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church for the first Mass on Thanksgiving at the new location 3000 Lompa Lane. A rainbow crested over the building just before mass.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
130 YEARS AGO
Clerkship: A bright youth, undergoing examination for admission to one of the departments was asked, “What is the distance from the earth to the sun?” Not having the exact answer he said, “I am unable to state accurately, but don’t believe the sun is near enough to interfere with the proper performance of my duties.” He got the job.