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SUE BALLEW

130 Years Ago

Davy Crockett: Frank Mayo, that old-time favorite, will renew the acquaintance of a Carson audience in a poem of the American drama Davy Crockett. It is a poem redolent of beauty, bravery and the backwoods materialized by the subtle touch of the actor’s art.

120 Years Ago

A chicken thief in office: Mr. Summerfield (district attorney) lived in this city on King street and occupied a house by Mrs. Hofer… who kept a number of fancy fowls and from time to time she missed them. It appears that they were trapped and stolen by Mr. Summerfield by taking an old cracker box and making a drop trap. Neighbors set watch on him and several eye witnesses saw him set the trap, strew corn, retire a little distance behind the corner of the house and watch for his prey. After catching the chicken he would quickly cut off its head and slip into the house, chuckling to himself on the way…

70 Years Ago

“Buddy Poppy” day: A proclamation for “Buddy Poppy” Day has been declared by Mayor August for Nov. 7… The proceeds from this sale are used for the aid, benefit and comfort of ex-service men and their dependents, for maintenance of the VFW national home for widows and orphans of ex-service men…

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50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Queens-Audrey Chambers, Miss Nevada 1962 poses with Vicki Hart, Miss Carson City, after Vicki was crowned Miss Nevada Day…

30 Years Ago

Nevada Senator Paul Laxalt: President Reagan is expected to choose Nevada Sen. Paul Laxalt, a trusted confidant, as head of the Republican National Committee as it prepares for the 1984 elections…

10 Years Ago

In Washoe Valley two foxes captured have tested positive for rabies. Officials are urging people to get their dogs and cats vaccinated against the disease…

• 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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