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Past Pages for Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sue Ballew

140 Years Ago

The funeral of Miss Persia Bowers at the residence of her mother, the Bowers Mansion, was attended by the young Misses of Franktown, Carson and Reno. The church service was performed by the Rev. William Lucas and Spiritual services were held by Mrs. Brown of Virginia City…

130 Years Ago

In Virginia City there is still a diphtheria scourge. Several children have died and the local papers do not state the facts as bad as they are.

110 Years Ago

All sorts: Cockroaches are sacred insects among the Chinese. In America, they are generally in the soup.

70 Years Ago

Household hints: To tell at a glance which are your good handkerchiefs, iron them into triangles and plain ones into squares. When your old broom is worn, cut the straws evenly and cover them with an old felt hat and use it to polish the floors.

50 Years Ago

The top records: “Rag Doll,” Four Seasons; “Memphis,” Rivers; “I Get Around,” Beach Boys; “My Boy Lollipop,” Small…

30 Years Ago

State employees who use their creative ability to help save public money were rewarded with cash and certificates of commendation. Marilyn Supera from Employment Security Department received $500, Bruce Tucker from the Department of Personnel was awarded $100 and Jennifer Kizer from State Parks and Ron Hopkins, Northern Nevada Correctional Center, were awarded $100.

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