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by Sue Ballew

130 Years Ago

Warm Springs next to the State Prison is full of sulphurated waters which come to the surface in sufficient quantity and volume to make the incomparable baths there ” a spring rises under the floor of the bathroom and flows across the road and into the meadow north of the hotel. Here there might be ready constructed a mud bath – that so-highly valued curative for rheumatics.

110 Years Ago

Forgive and forget: There was, introduced in the lower House at Washington, a bill that is calculated to accomplish wonders in the matter of sealing the rapidly-growing sentiment between the North and the South to forgive and forget – the bill provides that all federal homes for disabled soldiers and sailors of the war men be eligible to admission whether their service in the war was with Grant or Lee putting the Confederate veteran on the same footing with his comrade who fought for the preservation of the Union.

70 Years Ago

Carson City’s Rotary Club started a movement for the systematic numbering of all homes and buildings in Nevada’s capital. For the past 70 or 80 years Carson residents have struggled directing bewildered strangers to locations at “opposite the Joe Doakes House” or two blocks past the old “Zilch Home.”

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Carson Theater – Wind Across the Everglades with Burl Ives and Gypsy Rose Lee.”

20 Years Ago

Photo caption: Movie actor Martin Sheen appeared before the Nevada Supreme Court in a legal challenge involving the posting of a $5,000 bond to stop the actor from trespassing at the Nevada Test Site in a protest against nuclear bomb testing.

10 Years Ago

President William Jefferson Clinton was impeached by the Republican-controlled House for perjury and obstruction of justice – he became the second president in the nation’s history to be ordered to stand trial in the Senate.

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