Past Pages for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

All sorts: An accident occurred at the railroad depot by which a man had his fingers crushed while coupling some cars. St. Peter's Church has received $100 from Sen. John P. Jones to aid in the improvement now under way at the church.

130 Years Ago

Disgrace to San Francisco: Ex-Senator Sharon in his legal contest with Miss Hill and William Neilson is a disgrace to San Francisco and the state of California. He is trying to win his case through the insane mentality of bullies, rogues and rotten egg throwers …

120 Years Ago

Frank Boskowitz again remembered the children of the State Orphans' Home and sent up for their Thanksgiving 50 pounds of candy and a sack of nuts. Frank has a heart as big as a bay window …

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70 Years Ago

Cars: Secretary of State Malcolm McEachin revealed that the average age of the auto driven by Nevada ranchers is six years and three months …

50 Years Ago

President Lyndon B. Johnson told the nation that the ideas and ideals of John F. Kennedy "must and will be translated into effective action."

30 Years Ago

Mustang Ranch: Sally Conforte plans to liquidate her real estate holdings to pay off debts claimed by the Internal Revenue Service. She wants to sell 16 parcels of property, including the Cabin in the Sky Restaurant at Virginia City … reducing her debt to the IRS to just $7.3 million.

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