Past Pages 9-10

130 YEARS AGO

Hank Monk: Hank risked his life in Petea€™s wagon on the way to the Springs (Swifts Hot Springs) a€¦ but no amount of persuasion could get him into a swimming bath. He says he is neither duck nor goose a€" besides he takes his straight and cold. When the boys began to peel, he turned his heels and hoofed it back to town.

120 YEARS AGO

Edison in Europe: Thomas Edison, most distinguished representative of American intelligence is at the Paris Exposition, one of the best known men on the globe, a marvelous inventive genius.

70 YEARS AGO

David Niven, British movie star, will rush through one more motion picture before he goes to war. Niven is a reserve officer. Samuel Goldwyn stopped production of the picture a€œRafflesa€ a€¦ when the actor was notified to be prepared to answer the call to service within 24 hours.

50 YEARS AGO

Mrs. Velma B. Johnston of Wadsworth, Nevada has won her fight as President Eisenhower signed into law a bill making it a federal offense to hunt horses on public lands or ranges from an airplane or motor vehicle. Her fight to keep mustangs from going to the dogs gained her the nickname of a€œWild Horse Annie.a€

20 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Author Bob Laxalt, officially dedicated his latest book, a€œThe Basque Hotela€ to retired teacher Grace Bordewich (at Bordewich School).

10 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Residents at the Eagle Valley Care Center in Carson City launch balloons with the hopes of getting a response from anyone who finds one ... as part of the Labor Day celebration.

a€¢ 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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