Past Pages Nov. 7
130 YEARS AGO
Edison’s electric light: Stock has risen to $1,200 per share on report that Edison will make another public experiment with his invention … preparatory to putting the light into practical use in the city (New York). Early excitement over Edison’s invention sold shares of stock for $4,000.
120 YEARS AGO
The Tomahawk in Lander: Acting Governor Bell was called on for arms and ammunition – “Austin, Nov. 7. To Governor Bell: Reliable letters received from Ione and other points asking for arms and ammunition. Everything indicates Indian outbreak …
J. A. Miller” Austin, November 7. “Send us guns and ammunition. Indians are troublesome at the head of Reese River. Some families came into Austin for safety. J. R. Williamson.”
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Carson Theater – “Brother Orchid” with Edward G. Robinson – Look who’s back in action! Get out your Orchids for “Brother Orchid!”
50 YEARS AGO
President-elect John F. Kennedy sweeps into the White House by narrow margin over Richard M. Nixon. The 43-year old Kennedy announced plans for “liaison” with the Eisenhower administration.
20 YEARS AGO
The annual Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, is the opportunity to kiss those cigarettes goodbye. In conjunction with Smokeout activities all over the country.
10 YEARS AGO
Bill Ehni’s three children waited for the school bus to pick them up but it never came. Some bus routes were canceled after a 4-inch snowfall.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.