July 17, 2012
130 Years Ago
A young wife decorated her room with bric a brac and pictures and perched her husband’s photo on the topmost nail … Now – she said everything is lovely – and the goose hangs high.
120 Years Ago
Mustache: Tim Dempsey swore to Al Hofer that he would never curl his mustache again until silver was quoted at 100. Tim went to sleep in the barber’s chair and when he awoke it was too late … the brutal razor pusher has done curled ‘de ends – and his word has not been forgotten by many friends.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre – ‘Captains of the Clouds’ with James Cagney, Dennis Morgan and Brenda Marshall – the Hell-Riders of the heavens streak through the skies!”
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50 Years Ago
Photo caption: A miniature ribbon cutting ceremony marked the recent opening of a newsstand in the lobby of the State office building in Carson City… The Stand, the first of its type in Nevada, is operated by the State Welfare Department in its program to provide employment for the blind.
30 Years Ago
U.S. Senator Howard Cannon filed for re-election for a fifth term … Cannon said his re-election will give Nevada more seniority than it has had from any other Senator in the century.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.