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130 YEARS AGO

All sorts: Capt. Frank Holt is managing the steamer lines on Lake Tahoe this year and handling the mail. Lucky Baldwin is at the Tallac House, Lake Tahoe, setting the summer trap and improve the house.

120 YEARS AGO

Punctuation: A stranger in a printing office asked the young apprentice what his rule of punctuation was. The boy said: “I set up as long as I can hold my breath, and then I put in a comma; when I gape I insert a semicolon, and when I want to sneeze, I make a paragraph.”

70 YEARS AGO

Prizes for Victory gardens: The Victory garden committee for Carson City has offered the following prizes to local gardeners: Adults – for best garden – Bairs jewelry store $25 war bond. Second prize: War saving stamps in amount of $10. Children – For best garden: Bair’s jewelry store award of $5 in war savings stamps. Second prize $2.50 in war savings stamps.

50 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: No school for these fish. Opened for the season, the Olympic-size Carson City pool will be available for Carson City children every day except for Sunday and swimming lessons will be offered. (photo by S. Morrow).

30 YEARS AGO

The nation’s unemployment rate rose 0.1 percent to 9.5 percent, 10.5 million Americans are now jobless.

10 YEARS AGO

B’Sghetti’s restaurant owner Scott Doerr is featured in “Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll” magazine when he entered a marathon in San Diego. He received a medal on a thick blue ribbon. Of the 21,000 runners, Doerr finished in the top 20 percent.

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