150 Years Ago
Smart girl: A young lady who is industrious can make a little pin money as Miss Lydia Davis of Sutter County has. She has one thousand chickens, turkeys and ducks growing up for market ... probably bring six or seven hundred dollars. That’s the kind of girl to marry. (Marysville Appeal)
130 Years ago
All sorts: The Sacramento Bee wants a boycott on dogs. Good idea. Reno, not to be outdone by Carson, has adopted the curfew bell.
110 Years Ago
Teeth classified: The fossil remains that George Mills secured from the prison have been classified by Professor Jenner to be the teeth of a Mastodon.
70 Years Ago
Federated Women: A “mothers and daughters” meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Ernest Bath. All women have been asked to bring an article of food to be packed and sent overseas to the needy. Chairman of the food committee, Mrs. Bath; others on the committee, Mrs. Edith Knippenbert, Mrs. Hannah Bettencourt, Mrs. Zoey Riley, Mrs. Ruth Kelly, Mrs. Cora Austin, Mrs. Reppert and Miss Helen Penner.
50 Years Ago
Leisure Hour Club: The club closed its season with a potluck dinner in Hawaiian theme at the clubhouse. Prizes were awarded for the funniest and prettiest Hawaiian hat. New officers for the 1966-67 year President Mrs. George Parmenter, Mrs. J. L. Driskill, Vice President; Mrs. Neil White, secretary; Ken Cohen, treasurer, Mrs. Rollan Trotter, corresponding secretary.
20 Years Ago
Tipper Gore: At a women’s conference in Las Vegas, she told the group that the November election will favor her husband and President Clinton. She encouraged women to exercise their right to vote and become politically active.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.