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130 YEARS AGO
Hank Monk: Never goes to a fire. “When I hear the bells ring I roll over, put my hand agin the wall … If the wall ain’t hot I don’t get out.”
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: When the town clock is put in the tower of the Government Building (now Laxalt Building), people living on the south side cannot see it. Some claim it should have been higher.
A bill to require railroad companies to provide separate cars for whites and blacks has been defeated in South Carolina.
70 YEARS AGO
Jane Wyman and Ronald Reagan, film players, will be married …
50 YEARS AGO
March of Dimes: A card party to raise funds was held by Blanche Smith – others attending were Mesdames Harry Sweetland, Kay Pierce, Cora Sweetland, F. N. Dondero, Cameron Batjer, Gene Lencioni.
20 YEARS AGO
Three Northern Nevadans are in the race for director of the state’s Commission on Economic Development – Sparks Mayor Jim Spoo, Nevada Gaming Commissioner Bob Lewis and Robert Shriver, of Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada.
10 YEARS AGO
The Mapes Hotel preservationists cling to hope that the 52-year-old 12-story art deco building, be saved and that a last minute savior could be found.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.