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Carson City Past Pages for Friday, July 12, 2013

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

The Circus: The balloon ascension was splendid. Jack Lee, of the immortal Lee Family of circus performers, went up astraddle of a bar rigged to the pendant halyards. It went up beautifully in the calm air and came gracefully down by Duffy’s place. The fat woman from Oregon, the jolly dwarf, the Caucasian family from Belochistau greeted the visitors as they came into the tent … It is a good show, honest and square up. The trick horses are the best and the tumbling excellent …

130 Years Ago

Trees to stone: Andy Fife informs that while prospecting for wood up along the Colorado River, he came upon a petrified forest on the Arizona side of the river. It was over 300 acres and petrified trees 20 feet in diameter … The sagebrush and grass are all turned to stone. It is near the location where Captain Powell is endeavoring to have the government establish a national park (Pioche Record).

120 Years Ago

All sorts: Gen. Clarke has purchased Bower’s Mansion and will use it as a summer residence.

70 Years Ago

14,000 Nevadans walking: Thousands of potential Nevada “A” gasoline ration book holders will be walking if they do not make application for their new gasoline ration book. Only one-third of “A” card car owners in Nevada have made application for the new ration books …

50 Years Ago

Television: KOLO — Huckleberry Hound, Combat, Talent Scouts, Picture This; KCRL — Huntley-Brinkley, McHale’s Navy, Laramie, Empire, Dick Powell Theatre, Tonight …

30 Years Ago

Gov. Richard Bryan will be popping into state offices unannounced to see if state employees are working and accomplishing goals …

Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.