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Past Pages 11/11

Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

All sorts: Sixteen inches of snow is reported at the summit between here and Lake Bigler (Lake Tahoe). No poem upon the subject will be received at this office. Farmer Treadway is back on his ranch. He went to find a suitable place to exhibit that big pumpkin which he is raising for General Grant.

120 YEARS AGO

Fainted away: A lady passing near the Arlington block was observed suddenly to stagger and fall to the ground. Willis Clarke and Superintendent Ryland rushed to her side and carried her into Mrs. Knowles millinery shop. She soon revived and as she came to, saw the delightful array of new bonnets, ribbons and feathers. Before leaving she made large purchases of goods remarking that the sight of such goods is well calculated to make any woman fully recover from nervous shock.

70 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: Carson Theatre: When I escape … soon … I shall be free! Free to live, free to clasp the woman I love. “The Man in the Iron Mask” with Louis Hayward and Joan Bennett

50 YEARS AGO

A five-stage army rocket was fired 1,050 miles into space to collect scientific data vital to this country’s work on defense against intercontinental missiles … rocket stood as tall as a five-story building and was dubbed “the strong arm.”

20 YEARS AGO

According to Jerry Griepentrog, Nevada has a national reputation as a boom state … an influx of out-of-state workers may contribute to the record number of people on Nevada welfare rolls.

10 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Tracie Moore of Carson High School looks on at the Christmas gifts as the Carson High School holds its annual Country Christmas

Craft Fair.

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