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Carson City Past Pages for Friday, July 19, 2013

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

Runaway: A two-horse wagon ran away. It started from near the Mint and went to the St. Charles (hotel), it fetched up and became a dreadful wreck. There were several children on the street at the time, and they made a narrow escape from being run over and ground to bone dust, as did Hank Monk and his stage team. Somebody said that this was Spooner’s team …

130 Years Ago

Rescue: Superintendent Crawford was teaching a boy to swim in Shaw’s swimming bath when his dog “Nap” jumped into the water. He took the board that the boy was lying on in his mouth and struck out for the landing steps. When he reached them, the dog saw that the boy was safe and let go of his hold …

70 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Help a worthy cause. Turn in that old record. Hurry-hurry-hurry. PHONOGRAPH RECORD DRIVE sponsored by Capitol Post No. 4, American Legion … Bring records to or telephone F.N. Dondero, Telephone 218 or Earnest C. Pohl, Phone 654 … ”

50 Years Ago

The remains of the old Virginia & Truckee Railroad cars will be moved and restored in a joint project between the Carson City Chamber of Commerce and the Nevada Heritage Association. They will be moved to the new terminal building of the Carson City Airport — to restore and present a historical V & T Museum at the airport site …

30 Years Ago

The world’s first pregnancy resulting from a frozen embryo ended in a miscarriage. Prof. Carl Wood pioneered research into “in vitro” or under glass fertilization …

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