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Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

Circus: A great big mammoth circus and menagerie “New York and New Orleans Zoological Exposition” from over the Plains is on its way here … There ain’t a boy in all Carson, Empire, Clear Creek, Jack’s Valley and a way up to Spooner’s that hasn’t salted the coins away. They know just how many lions, tigers, monkeys and trick mules there are — how the band wagon looks and how the boys who turn flip flaps and expose their spangles to an admiring world oil themselves to be limber.

130 Years Ago

Grand Central Hotel where there is much verandah, flirting, fresh air, moonlight … is now open at Tahoe City with jolly old landlord, A. J. Bayley. Trout can be caught, deer can be stalked and grouse bagged. Boats free. Lodging rates $2 and $3 a day.

100 Years Ago

Home improvements: George Meyers keeps the neatest home and yard in Carson and now he is adding a new coat of paint to his home — the color scheme changed …

70 Years Ago

Awards of Merit: The Latham Foundation for Promotion of Humane Education of Oakland, Calif., has announced that several pupils of the Carson City schools were among the winning entrants in a recent Victory poster contest — Mickey Laxalt and Michael Horan, Ione Gould, Lois McNamara …

50 Years Ago

Rites for Centennial: The 5,788 word constitution was sent to President Abraham Lincoln at a cost of $3,416.77. He approved it and proclaimed statehood for Nevada on Oct. 31, 1864. Sen. Alan Bible has suggested that the Western Union Telegraph Co. recreate the transmission from Carson City to Washington, D.C. as part of next year’s centennial celebration.

30 Years Ago

Photo caption: The staff of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad Museum steamed up the recently restored V. & T. Engine No. 23, the “Inyo.” First Lady Bonnie Bryan will christen the engine once used for the CBS-TV series, “Wild Wild West.”

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