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130 Years Ago

Cool boy: A Carson boy went to the menagerie and seeing the camel, became possessed with investigating the geological formation of the animal’s foot ... When he lifted it to his eye, the animal kicked the boy under the cage where a boa constrictor was swallowing a cat. The boy jumped up and said, “I thought I would come over here and see what sort of seasoning the snake uses when it eats tom cats.”

120 Years Ago

Mighty wind: An enormous meteor passed over Ballard, California ... It was so close that he sounded like a mighty wind. It looked as if the heavens were on fire and fifteen seconds after that an intense explosion shook the air.

70 Years Ago

Rationing: The Ormsby county war price and rationing board authorized purchase of tires and tubes as follows: New passenger car tires — Arthur Suverkrup, new passenger car tubes — Chloe Harnem, Annie Wilson, Clarence Headrick ...

50 Years Ago

Fire: Fire swept through Tonopah leaving the town in Shambles ... The case of the blaze was not determined. “Fire broke out about 9 p.m.,” said Gerald Roberts of the Tonopah Times ... “Suddenly the whole west side of main street (U.S. 95) seemed to be ablaze.”

30 Years Ago

“Advertisement: Luxury Theatres ‘Gandi,’ ‘The Man from Snowy River,’ ‘Tootsie’...”

10 Years Ago

Photo caption: Volunteer surveyors from Resource Concepts of Carson City determine the ‘squareness’ of the original ‘C’ Hill flag foundation to prepare for replacing the monument destroyed by a powerful windstorm in December.

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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