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130 YEARS AGO

Plethoric "sack": A grain bag came up by rail addressed to Hank Monk and stenciled, "John Gibbons, Battle Moun-tain," and on the back the tag was penciled: "Best cure for rumatism ever growed, and good for spavined stock." The sack contained roots which Hank says he, "haint got no faith in it no how."

110 YEARS AGO

All sorts: The News denies that an inmate of the asylum is editing the paper.

70 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: Carson Theater: "Way Down South" with Bobby Breen, Sally Blane, Clarence Muse and the Hall Johnson Choir - Human interest story of the old south and a boy who was opposed to slavery.

50 YEARS AGO

Carson Theater: "Al Capone" his true, shocking story with Rod Steiger and Fay Spain.

20 YEARS AGO

Great Basin Art Gallery shows the art of Jeff Nicholsen. His work is on display in a permanent collection at the Nevada Museum of Art. His exhibition is called "Romancing the State."

10 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: The Ormsby House Hotel and Casino was sold to the computer company Cubix for an undisclosed amount.

• 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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