Reading old newspapers is one way to do it. The Virtual Library has the Las Vegas Review Journal and the Las Vegas Age available online. The Las Vegas Library also has the Las Vegas Review Journal and The Sun available on microfiche. Watch Tom Hawley’s Video Vault – Library Research for more information about these great library resources.
According to historical newspapers, snowballs aren’t as innocent or mundane as one might assume. We think you’ll be surprised to learn what they’ve been up to when you haven’t been looking. Click on the images below to learn all their little secrets.
The Pyromaniac Snowball
A Snowball Starts a Fire.
New York Times (1857-Current file); Mar 12, 1893;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers New York Times (1851-2006) w/ Index (1851-1993)
Snowballs for Tea
Las Vegas Age Feb 1, 1913
The Warrior Snowball
The Snowball Battle Fought at Dalton Which Has Been Overlooked by History
Stewart F Gelders
The Atlanta Constitution; Jul 30, 1922;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Atlanta Constitution (1868 – 1945)
The “Natural” Snowball
The Scotsman (1860-1950); Mar 4, 1918; ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Scotsman (1817-1950)
The Thieving—but Playful—Snowball
Playful Snowball May Cost Attorney $1,000
Daily Defender (Daily Edition) (1956-1960); Jan 13, 1958;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Chicago Defender (1910 – 1975)
The Punishing Snowball
Tiring Penalty Imposed On 5 Boys; Must Hurl Snowballs For 3 Hours
The Hartford Courant (1923-1984); Dec 30, 1956;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Hartford Courant (1764 – 1984)