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130 Years Ago

All sorts: The trained bird man gave the children of the Orphans' Home a free exhibition on Saturday afternoon. Good man.

110 Years Ago

Mills, an old war veteran, who lived on the old Combs ranch, went on a celebrating jag. He procured a shotgun, ammunition and turned loose. The officers took a roundabout chase and after two hours of terror for eastern Carson residents, he was found asleep on his arms. He landed in the cooler and is repenting at leisure.

70 Years Ago

During a controversy regarding the sale of Argentine beef products for use by U.S. troops, Governor Carville wired President Roosevelt..."It is my firm belief that the beef of Nevada and other western states is far superior to that produced by other countries."

50 Years Ago

Births: Mr. and Mrs. John Harrington of Carson City are parents of a boy, born at Carson-Tahoe Hospital.

20 Years Ago

Outstanding Carson City High School seniors were honored in the "Salute to Scholars Program." Recipients were: Co-valedictorians: Jill Erickson, Apryl Huntzinger, Matthew Smith, Amy Miles. Salutatorian: Amber Andreason. Top 20 students: Janet Kolsky, O. J. Sanchez, Eric Beck, Christie Sullivan, Jenny Euse, Jeff Lerus, Jamie Kingham, Michelle Trease, Lisa Snyder, Tim Thunder, Micheline Tobey, James Vasquez, Veronica Spurlock, Dan Lowe, Jason Small, Holly Clarkson, Eric Troy, Sheryl Warne, Chris Courtright, Robert Randolph.

10 Years Ago

Assembly Bill 663 reclaims the $5 million the state agreed to put into rebuilding the railroad between Carson City and Virginia City during the 1995 session. The project is a key to making Carson City, Dayton, Gold Hill and Virginia City into a destination for tourists.

- 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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