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Past Pages for Saturday, May 20, 2017

150 Years Ago

Perpetual motion: A watch has been manufactured in Paris which is wound up by simply opening the case to note the time once a month. It is the nearest approach to perpetual motion ever invented.

130 Years Ago

Old Yank: Yank Clements is a hard man to take down. He has been burned out three times, foreclosed on mortgage, frozen out and cycloned. But, this year he is up again, lively as ever, with a new hotel near Tallac. He is ready to receive guests with the same old time smile, old time whiskey and old time hospitality.

110 Years Ago

Classified ads:

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Milk cow for sale — a new milch [sic] cow, five years old and part Jersey. Apply at Timothy O'Conner, prison road.

Geo. E. Kitzmeyer, funeral director and embalmer, parlors south of post office …

100 Years Ago

Selective service law: The law was approved that requires all male persons between the ages of 21 and 30, both inclusive, to present themselves between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 1917, in the precincts where they have their permanent home. Each Selective Service Board consists of a sheriff, county clerk, and county physician. The physician will act as surgeon and pass upon the physical fitness of the applicants. Registration will be completed in one day. (World War I was declared on April 6, 1917).

70 Years Ago

Vets: Disabled veterans of either war or widows of veterans who cannot do their yard work or odd jobs done can have that matter attended to. E. P. Chambers, manager of the veterans housing project, said residents of the project, all ex-servicemen, donated their services to help disabled vets.

20 Years Ago

Advertisement: "Best place in the whole world. The Horizon Series Sutro Homes start at $83,900 and are offered exclusively by Landmark Homes and Development."

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