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Past Pages for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

Death of Executive Lieutenant Governor James S. Slingerland: He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1834 and was bred a blacksmith. He settled in California in 1852 and was married at Young’s Hill in 1861. He came to Territory of Nevada in 1863 and was elected on the Republican ticket to represent Washoe County for a term of two years. He leaves a wife and two children — Eva, age 12, and Charley, age 10.

130 Years Ago

Klein’s Beer: The Appeal thanks Jake Klein for another keg of beer.

“You may talk of your old champagne.

You may sing of your blood red wines,

But give to me once gain

That beer from old Jake Klein’s.”

120 Years Ago

The Currys Celebrate: The Curry dance was a success, and the boys decided to have a little ratification and invite the town. The menu card, tastefully gotten up by Plus Man Ollie Tennant, read: “A Ton of Grub and 45 Gallons of Beer. Order Early.” Bill Kinney sang “Nearer My Keg to Thee” with a county jail accent that brought down the house …

70 Years Ago

Save, save, save: Nevada homemakers were asked to save all glass jars and tops for re-use. With a bumper victory garden crop for 1944, a shortage of jars and tops threatens …

50 Years Ago

Photo Caption: “Centennial Commissioners Convened — Chairman Thomas C. Wilson approved plans for a meeting in January with all County Centennial Committee chairman. Pictured are … Swede Russell, Carson City; Bob Berry, Virginia City …

30 Years Ago

Advertisement: “Used cars — 1981 Toyota Celica $6,996, 1983 Ford Bronco $13,595.”

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