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130 YEARS AGO
Pumpkin raising: Farmer Treadway has returned from San Francisco where he went to hire a hall to exhibit the big pumpkin he is raising for General Grant. Mr. Treadway gave an account of his travels to an Appeal reporter: “I used to tackle the ‘What Cheer’ restaurant … You can get more bacon and greens there for a quarter than you can get at the ‘Grand’ for a dollar … Nary a bedbug or a cat in the whole ‘Grand’; but the hired help is shiftless, dreadful shiftless … I eat so much grub that I came near getting “foundered.”
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Californians are discovering that the influx of one-lunged people to Southern California is making consumption contagious.
70 YEARS AGO
Songs that are expected to be popular in the near future … “Somewhere in Paradise,” “Penthouse on the Moon,” “Holy Smoke (Can’t You Take a Joke),” “The Older You Grow” … If you think this hokey, preserve the list and see.
50 YEARS AGO
Births: Mr. and Mrs. Marion Davis of Carson city are parents of a girl.
20 YEARS AGO
A study notes the need for a children’s museum for Northern Nevada. “A movement to bring a children’s museum to the capital city was conceived about two years ago … (and) enjoys the endorsement of nearly every organization in the community.”
10 YEARS AGO
Living in Carson City proves costly: Cost of living expenses 11.4 percent above the national average.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.