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130 Years Ago

A preacher wanted: If any self-denying servant in the cause of religious reform desires to take up his abode in Tuscarora, he will find a church, neatly fitted and furnished… and as many sinners needing sledge-hammer pulpit eloquence as can be unearthed in any town of its size. (Tuscarora Times-Review)

120 Years Ago

A plucky boy: Phillip Gillson, 14, arrived in Carson, having walked over the mountains from Placerville. He went to work in the summer in Placerville for a fruit man at a salary of $15 a month… After three months he asked for his money but his employer laughed and refused to pay. Gillson decided to get out of the place… He had a dollar and needed to get a pair of shoes. Some Chinamen working the placer diggings allowed him to pan gold and he got $3.00 worth of dust. (continued on Tuesday)

70 Years Ago

Service men have been prohibited from buying liquor in bars between the hours of 5 p.m. and midnight in the states of California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Utah and Arizona… sale and consumption of beer is not restricted.

50 Years Ago

Best book sellers: Fiction – “A Shade of Difference,” by Allen Drury, “Ship of Fools” by Katherine Ann Porter” “Dearly Beloved,” by Anne Lindbergh. Nonfiction – “Silent Spring,” by Rachel Carson, “Travels with Charley,” by John Steinbeck, “Sex and the Single Girl” by Helen Gurle Brown, “Letters from the Earth,” Mark Twain edited by Bernard de Veta.

30 Years Ago

Heirs of Argentine boxer Oscar Bonavena who was shot to death at a brothel in 1976 will receive $200,000 each in a wrongful death lawsuit against brothel owners Joe and Sally Conforte… Bonavena was shot to death outside the Mustang Ranch brothel by Conforte security guard.

10 Years Ago

Max Bear Jr. of “The Beverly Hillbillies” recently signed a deal with International Game Technology of Reno to produce hundreds of penny slot machines featuring the show. Max Baer, Jr. is the son of Max Baer, Sr. who fought Max Schelling in 1933 at Yankee Stadium.

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