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Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

A Lady’s Mistake: A Chinese person applied to a Carson lady for the job of sawing wood. In the meantime another Chinese person came along with a saw looking very much like the first Chinese person. When he started to work, the first Chinese person came back … they began to jabber and then began to fight. When the lady went out she found the two tearing each other’s clothes off and fencing with sticks of wood. They finally stopped fighting and went in opposite directions. The job was finally let out to a Washoe Indian who completed the job.

120 YEARS AGO

Nevada could have it: Russia has success in raising 80,000,000 rubles among her own people by means of lottery. Nevada could adopt a system of irrigation and increase the population of her State ten fold were it not for prejudice created by the so-called “moral” element who won’t allow a lottery – unless they can have a grab at the stick.

70 YEARS AGO

Adolph Hitler’s life was threatened when a bomb exploded 10 minutes after he departed Munich.

50 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: Gilbert Drug’s Christmas Toyland – 14 piece toy chest $2.33; ironing board $3.99; Radio jet, wagon $7.99.

20 YEARS AGO

Jennifer Gray signed a national letter of intent to play at the University of Kentucky fulfilling a dream to play in the Southeast Conference, the toughest NCAA women’s league.

10 YEARS AGO

Storey County could be the wealthiest county in the state if plans go through for an $800 million industrial park.

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