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July 3, 2012
130 Years Ago
There were 145 patients moved from the private asylum of Dr. Clark at Stockton to new quarters in Reno. All seemed to feel a responsibility for the safety of the patients, together with a humane sympathy toward the unfortunates. The new home has been provided for them by the wisdom of our last Legislature.
120 Years Ago
All sorts: San Francisco visitors says Carson is the prettiest town of its size… A number of them viewed the beautiful panorama stretching around them from the dome of the Capitol and were charmed with the rich fields…
70 Years Ago
Burlesque: Men will show ladies how to wear dresses at the Catholic lawn social under the sponsorship of the Y. L. I. … Ranging from gowns with many petticoats, pantalets and all the frills to the latest scantiest flimsy-whimsy, the masculine form will indeed be displayed at its very best… The dress rehearsal was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Meyers.
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50 Years Ago
Lt. Gov. Rex Bell died of a heart attack in Las Vegas. Gov. Grant Sawyer said, “I join the thousands of Nevadans and Americans in paying tribute to Rex. We will miss a great colorful, warn hearted friend.”
30 Years Ago
The spaceship Columbia with its four astronauts sent a star-spangled salute and prepared to wind up the space shuttle’s final test mission with a Fourth of July touchdown at Edwards Air Force Base.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.