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Past Pages for Saturday, March 30, 2013

130 Years Ago

For the third or fourth time Comstock buildings are being removed and hauled to and set up in new mining camps. In 1863 a number were torn down and taken to Reese River (Austin). In 1883 they are now being hauled to Hawthorne, the coming metropolis on the line of the Carson and Colorado railroad.

120 Years Ago

All sorts: Everyone has been inquiring about what became of the sprinkling cart … The streets were filed with dust and there was no sign of the sprinkling cart all day.

Jim Townsend says: We have put in a bid to paint the court house and hope to get the contract. Having many times assisted in painting the town red, we feel confident of being able to dope the county building in an artistic manner.

70 Years Ago

Driving speed 35: Nevadans are sticking close to the 35 mile an hour speed limit instituted to save the nation’s rubber supply … Observers checked the capacity of each automobile and the number of actual passengers carried while the electric-eye automatic devices clocked the speed of each car …

50 Years Ago

Animals may spread cancer according to government specialists. Dr. Michael B. Shimkin of the National Cancer Institute noted the growing research on the possibility that some forms of human cancer may be caused by viruses.

30 Year Ago

Bailout: Congress approved and sent to President Reagan a sweeping $16 billion package of higher taxes, crimped pensions and retirement at 67 in the next century to save Social Security from bankruptcy …

10 Year Ago

Photo caption: Carly Nystrom, washes her hands at Carson High School. She took the first overall award at a regional science fair for her project on how to combat E. coli with antibacterial soap.

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