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130 YEARS AGO

Pumpkin raising: Farmer Treadway has returned from San Francisco where he went to hire a hall to exhibit the big pumpkin he is raising for General Grant. Mr. Treadway gave an account of his travels to an Appeal reporter: "I used to tackle the 'What Cheer' restaurant ... You can get more bacon and greens there for a quarter than you can get at the 'Grand' for a dollar ... Nary a bedbug or a cat in the whole 'Grand'; but the hired help is shiftless, dreadful shiftless ... I eat so much grub that I came near getting "foundered."

120 YEARS AGO

All sorts: Californians are discovering that the influx of one-lunged people to Southern California is making consumption contagious.

70 YEARS AGO

Songs that are expected to be popular in the near future ... "Somewhere in Paradise," "Penthouse on the Moon," "Holy Smoke (Can't You Take a Joke)," "The Older You Grow" ... If you think this hokey, preserve the list and see.

50 YEARS AGO

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Marion Davis of Carson city are parents of a girl.

20 YEARS AGO

A study notes the need for a children's museum for Northern Nevada. "A movement to bring a children's museum to the capital city was conceived about two years ago ... (and) enjoys the endorsement of nearly every organization in the community."

10 YEARS AGO

Living in Carson City proves costly: Cost of living expenses 11.4 percent above the national average.

• 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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