Sue Ballew

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140 Years Ago

Shores of Lake Tahoe: The shores are being denuded of the beautiful trees that form the agreeable shade. Those who come here from foreign lands will resort to Lake Tahoe and linger there if they can rest under the tamaracks and pines of nature’s own planting ...

130 Years Ago

Mountain genius: Above Woodford’s Station in the canyon leading to Hope Valley lives a thrifty German named Mark (Dutch Charley). He keeps a tollhouse. Alongside the road he has cultivated a few acres. His log cabin lies at the foot of the rocks. A faucet provides cold spring water for the kitchen and in the front yard a fountain of four jets throw streams into the air. He has a complete system of irrigation for flower and vegetable garden and pond stocked with carp and trout ...

120 Years Ago

Nevada surpasses: W.S. Barton and W.J. McFarland returned to San Francisco after spending five weeks in remote parts of Lincoln County, Nevada. Mr. Barton was surprised to see the finest semi-tropical fruits such as mulberry’s, apricots, figs, cherries, pears and peaches that were illustrated by the garden-like patches of new settlers. One of the richest valleys they saw was Cherry Creek Valley ...

70 Years Ago

State flag: The Nevada flag will hang in Independence Hall in Philadelphia for the first time in history. The presentation of the flag to Independence hall will fill a gap which has existed since Nevada became a state ...

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Homes — Three bedroom, one bath, near the (west side) high school, $17,750, $5300 down and assume loan on FHA; three bedroom, one bath, one garage, landscaped, fenced, SW area, $19,000; three bedroom 1 1/2 bath, $19,850, $136 per month ...

30 Years Ago

Photo caption: Belmont Reid, Carson City Republican Party chairman, Rep. Barbara Vucanovich and the GOP’s newest convert, Lt. Gov. Bob Cashell, were among those who attended the party’s annual Labor Day picnic at Mills Park ...

Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.

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