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130 Years Ago

Judge Cary was thrown from his barouche and received painful injuries… It appears that he put a young colt in the vehicle which had been recently broken, and the animal ran away and collided with the steps of the school house, a short distance from Mr. Cary’s residence and smashed the barouche up pretty badly…

120 Years Ago

A plucky boy (continued): With the $3 he got his shoes, a sack of corn-meal and a chunk of bacon. The first night he stopped at a house where he was given food and shelter… The next night he had to sleep in the woods and gnaw some bacon he cooked by holding it to the fire on the end of a stick. He kept warm by building four big fires and lying in the center under his coat. If he had waited a few days, he would have been caught in the snow storm… His claim for wages is in the hands of a lawyer. He is a Carson raised boy… the son of Geo. Gillson.

70 Years Ago

Rat meat: London. “Rats are better than pork and rabbit,” according to a member of the French Academy of Medicine… recommended rats highly as an addition to the meat ration…

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: “What $1,846 buys… a 1963 Rambler. New! Lowest priced U.S. Hardtop on the market with 125 overhead valve six… bucket seats console, 2-tone finish, 138 HP… Weist Motors.”

30 Years Ago

Retail outlets not licensed as pharmacies will be required to register with the State Board of Pharmacy if they sell over-the-counter medications…under emergency board rule approved by Gov. Robert List… because of drug tampering such as the Tylenol case…

10 Years Ago

Yucca Mountain workers were fired or transferred after raising concerns about the project’s safety… Workers said they were shoved aside so lingering problems would remain silent at Yucca… The Department of Energy recommended that more than 7,000 tons of the nation’s deadliest nuclear waste be buried at Yucca Mountain… 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

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