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130 YEARS AGO

All sorts: A drunken Frenchman was very loudly spoiling for a fight in Roberts saloon ... he ought to have gone a little further downtown and could have had his wants abundantly supplied.

The Chinese had another devil conciliating feast ... for another devil - they have about 500 devils of different shapes, colors and social conditions to contend with.

120 YEARS AGO

All sorts: The Democratic party is the only social organization that ever went into the tanks of pugilism to select timber for its congressional representatives.

70 YEARS AGO

Seen, Thought or Heard: A Carsonite who was watching Coach McElroy put his high school football squad through their paces declared that with their action and speed they will "go places" ... The unusual speed was caused by a large number of yellow jackets maddened by the practicing footballers.

50 YEARS AGO

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kelly are parents of a boy, Michael Jay - Mrs. Kelly is the former Patricia Laird, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Laird of Stewart.

20 YEARS AGO

Eleven camels, six ostriches and one zebra were brought to the mining town of Virginia City for the 29th annual Camel Races which drew a crowd of about 50,000 people.

10 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Carson Aquatic center meet - Director Mike Fischer walks along the east edge of the indoor pool in the new building. The pool is expected to be in full operation for the Nevada State Short Course Championships in November.

• 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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