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by Sue Ballew

120 Years Ago

The butcher at Schultz’s slaughter house went into the yard and out again like a house afire. He ran up against a cinnamon bear crunching bones only a few feet away. He mounted a horse and came down to tell the Sheriff. Jack Furlong and the Sheriff armed to the elbows went out to kill the bear and some of Forepaugh’s men went out with ropes to capture the beast alive. “Don’t do it, said old John Forepaugh, only another animal to feed.” The party returned with no bear and at last accounts it has not been seen again.

100 Years Ago

A party of ladies from Sierra Nevada Circle Women of Woodcraft and about 30 members of the local Aerie of Eagles tendered Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Johnson a little surprise in the shape of a chivalry, the couple having been married a few days ago.

70 Years Ago

Warner Oland, movie actor who starred in Charlie Chan roles, died in Sweden from bronchial pneumonia.

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50 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Sky-Vue Drive-in Theater, Admission 75 cents, Students 50 cents, Children under 12 free “Mister Roberts” with Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James Cagney Ð also “No Place To Hide” with Kennan Wynn-David Bryan.

20 Years Ago

Eighty-five people were arrested as a result of an anti-nuclear protest marking the 43rd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, including actor Martin Sheen at Mercury test site.

10 Years Ago

The U.S. Army and Air National Guard are hopeful that the Nevada Legislature approves $3 million to help fund the new structure at South Edmond and Fairview drives. Six million was allocated by Congress for the building.

• 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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