Past Pages Sept. 30
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
How to cook nondescripts – Doc Benton, while fishing on the Carson river, caught a strange fish and was willing to wager that it was a nondescript, at which Jewett Adams jumped and rema-rked: “I’ve caught hundreds of ’em. The last one I landed weighed over three pounds. I’d rather have a fresh nondescript fried in butter than the best mountain trout you ever saw.”
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Geo. T. Mills, Fish Commissioner of Nevada came up to find out who was putting sawdust in the river with a view of instituting proceedings against them.
70 YEARS AGO
Births: A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Dumble at Mrs. Litton’s private hospital.
50 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: “Carson Theater – ‘I Passed for White’ with Sonya Wilde and James Franciscus.”
20 YEARS AGO
Editorial – Downwinders bill: A lesson learned – Victims of the federal government’s indifference to the people it is supposed to serve will receive monetary compensation. Congress decided to establish a $100 million trust fund to compensate victims of atmospheric atomic tests in Nevada and uranium mining the Southwest.
10 YEARS AGO
College Parkway gets bike lanes. The lanes are part of Carson City bicycle plan and the College Parkway/Graves Lane/Edmonds Drive is designated as a potential route for pedal-pushing commuters.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.