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130 Years Ago

Asylum: Many friends of Moses Wheeler former attache of the Mint have learned that he has lost his mind and has been confined to an asylum for the insane. He was one of the most popular and best informed young men...

120 Years Ago

Plan for lovers: A Reno man has an idea that he thinks will make him a millionaire. He has compiled cipher codes for the use of lovers. For instance, "alhetogra" means "Darling, my heart has been heavy since I last saw you, but when I again come under the flashlight of your star-like eyes, I will be myself again. It is adapted to lovers who have to correspond clandestinely... and when the telegraph must be used.

70 Years Ago

Advertisement: "Carson Theatre - 'The Talk of the Town' with Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Coleman - One of the best pictures of the year, with laughs, thrills and cheers... Matinee every Saturday, 2:30 p.m. 11 cents children, 29 cents adults...

50 Years Ago

Three thousand Nevadans were on hand to honor the inauguration of Gov. Grant Sawyer. Attendees danced to the music of the Paul Jones Orchestra and enjoyed a special appearance by Louis Prima... Following long tradition, punch was served from the silver bowl which belong to the USS Nevada...

30 Years Ago

The film industry spent more than $6 million in Nevada in 1982... The Clint Eastwood Depression-era movie, "Honky Tonk Man," brought $1 million into Nevada when it was made in Genoa, Dayton and Carson City. Other films made in Nevada include, "Operation Overkill," "The Man from Uncle II," "Breathless" and "Honey Boy."

10 Years Ago

The Carson City Bridge Center Club may need to find a new clubhouse. Club members, mostly senior-aged, found an inexpensive place in an industrial park and had no idea they were violating city zoning codes..

• 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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