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Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

Pickles: A Genoa man discovered a method of growing cucumbers already pickled ready for the table, the pickles being covered with a fine quality of vinegar when gathered early in the morning. “Beat that ye all-absorbing Renoites, if you can!” (Courier)

120 YEARS AGO

Mammy Pleasant, something of a remarkable colored lady: Resides at 1661 Octavia St., San Francisco and came forty years ago from Philadelphia. She was born and reared a Quakeress. She invested $15,000 in real estate and enjoys an income of $2,000 a month from her various properties. During the Sharon trial the public got an idea that she was a “voodoo woman” in New Orleans. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact she is a practical sensible old lady. In her day she has taken in sixty homeless children and raised them. Her income of $2000 goes to charity.

70 YEARS AGO

Registering men and women: The fastest growing event is all-out registration and mobilization of man- and woman-power for vital war production jobs within a month. This program would mean thousands of individuals would go to new places and new jobs.

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30 YEARS AGO

The space shuttle Columbia pilots passed the halfway mark. The weather is expected to be good for a landing on the desert highlands at White Sands, New Mexico.

10 YEARS AGO

Students at Bordewich-Bray are moved to temporary quarters due the presence of black mold. “We’re looking forward to a new building – hopefully, the voters will go for it.” according to Charls Marrin, teacher.

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