150 Years Ago
The trip to Mono Lake — ball in Aurora: A complimentary ball was given in honor of the band which was the first band that ever played on the shores of the “Dead Sea of the West.”
130 Years Ago
All sorts. The stingiest man on record lives in Hart County. It is sworn by many witnesses that he always gets behind a tree to look at his watch for fear someone will ask him for the time of day (Hartwell Sun).
110 Years Ago
Thankful. The Appeal will not issue a paper on Thanksgiving Day without the strenuous effect of the quill and the buzz of the machine ...
70 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Theater — ‘Wuthering Heights’ with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon.”
50 Years Ago
Dwight Eisenhower. The former president was allowed out of bed for the first time since his heart attack. The five-star general was described by an Army spokesman as reading Westerns, chatting with his wife and signing a few letters.
20 Years Ago
Ormsby House. The new owner of the Ormsby House is Barry Silverton. “I bought the Ormsby House because I wanted to bring it back to its glory days,” he replied. “I had visited the Ormsby House in the 1980s and saw how wonderful it was.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.