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by Sue Ballew

130 Years Ago

The Champion eater. A number of well-known Eureka residents had a debate as to the capacity of a human being in the eating line ” which culminated in a bet as to which of the number agreed to devour between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. It was calculated to be about four dozen oysters, one loaf of bread, four potatoes, one dozen eggs, one pie, one quarter of a pound of butter, two pounds of beefsteak and six baked apples. The man finished his task by the appointed time, and won a fine suit of clothes on the strength of his gormandizing qualities. He can now safely claim the title of the champion glutton.

110 Years Ago

Owsley Museum. Owsley has placed an Indian curio exhibit in one of the bay windows, “The Swell.” It consists of a wigwam, bows, arrows and Indian basket work ” rented from Abe Cohn. There is hardly a minute in the day that someone is not looking at it.

70 Years Ago

Seen, Heard or Thought ” Some persons have a pet peeve, but George Meyers has what he thinks is a “pet tease.” Every time he thinks of it he will assume the attitude of a reporter scribbling notes and asks in a mock seriousness: “Has the press any statement to make?”

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Santa Claus delighted Carson City children by arriving in a helicopter in front of the post office. He passed out candy canes to the youngsters who had gathered to witness the official beginning of the local Christmas shopping season …

20 Years Ago

Photo caption: Carson 7th grader Ross Miller shoots over Eagle Valley’s Willie McGrew in 7th grade game won by the Solons 38-25.

10 Years Ago

John Ensign concedes the U.S. Senate race to Harry Reid after demanding a recount ” losing by just 401 votes.

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