Past Pages Nov. 25
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Skating: Washoe Lake was visited by a large number of skaters on Thanksgiving day. The ice was smooth as a mirror.
120 YEARS AGO
Teacher’s Contest: Miss Martin wins the teacher’s contest. The school children have worked like beavers for their favorites and the landing of Miss Martin causes her backers to feel very elated. She can have the prize by calling at Chas. Friend’s. The score – Miss Martin 737 votes.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Carson Theater – ‘Tom, Dick and Harry,’ – with Ginger Rogers.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Resting in unmarked grave on Saipan Island, remains of a man and woman, possibly Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, have been found by San Francisco radio newsman.
30 YEARS AGO
Unemployment rate: Carson City’s unemployment rate hit 6.3 percent during October total labor force was estimated at 18,330. Of those 1,400 were unemployed.
10 YEARS AGO
Arrowhead Drive will open with Carson City’s two newest roundabouts to help reduce traffic on Arrowhead Drive.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.