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130 Years Ago

Biennial and matrimonial: With the biennial influx of lawmakers, the marriageable young ladies of Carson present a more sprightly and animated front than at any time during the intervals between sessions. No one can furnish a solution as to why so many young ladies in Carson are unmarried any more than the large number of young men are in the same condition of singleness... It has been considered the correct thing here among the girls to go to California for husbands, while the boys seek the staid maids of Massachusetts and New Jersey...

120 Years Ago

All sorts: The improved Edison phonograph is now at Mrs. Tennant's and is drawing crowds of people who are glad to hear that there is a machine in town that is clear and distinct...

70 Years Ago

President Roosevelt said he will send Congress information and data relating to the proposal that social security be extended to every American "from the cradle to the grave." Congress is to work out a system to achieve that goal...

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Tumblers performing to the music of the famed Ben Casey television series... appeared during the intermission of the basketball game... The girls are instructed by physical education instructor Kay Kilgore... Members of the group are Donna Collins, Pat Franklin, Myrna Gagner, Kathy Graham, Pat Kizer, Harle Smith, Sharon Tilman and Lona Ann White.

30 Years Ago

The U.S. unemployment rate is at 10.8 percent for December and remains the highest since the Great Depression. Unemployment for all of 1982 was 9.7 percent, the highest since 1941's 9.9 percent...

10 Years Ago

New pizza place: Between Garibaldi's and Java Joe's is a new pizza place called the "Flying Pig Pizza Co."...

• 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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