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Past Pages Jan. 24

Sue Ballew
For the Nevada Appeal

130 YEARS AGO

Lew the Rattler and Hank Monk: When they get down by the Ormsby House and begin to spin yarns, a crowd immediately gathers … like flies about molasses, Hank on one side and Gilhooley on the other, watching to pounce on the point of the joke the instant it shows up – Hank, splutters chuckles and Gilhooley throws his head back, opens his jaw like the lid of a coffee pot, and roars like a wild ass.

120 YEARS AGO

All sorts: Jake Klein sent a keg of beer to the (printer’s) Devil of the Appeal office … but shortly after the arrival of the keg, the boy disappeared.

70 YEARS AGO

Seen, thought or heard, by ETC: Watch Carson grow and spread out … proof is seen on both sides of Carson Street leading north … new homes on the northwestern outskirts, along the extended West Robinson Street, on South Carson Street and along the prison road.

50 YEARS AGO

Dinner with Ike: President Eisenhower left for California where he will make his first major 1960 political speech.

20 YEARS AGO

The Nevada Health Division begins a statewide radon survey to determine if the gas poses a danger for lung cancer.

10 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Nick Nicosia of Carson City and Lloyd Pendergraft of Reno plan to launch a weekly news magazine, The Territorial Enterprise. The men bought the paper, which originally began in 1858.

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