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Past Pages July 4

Sue Ballew
For the Nevada Appeal

130 Years Ago

Hank Monk has returned from the Lake… To the surprise of all, he hasn’t told a single fish yarn.

120 Years Ago

The celebration: “Star Bangled Banner” was sung by a full choir and poem read by Miss Martin… The parade was the largest ever seen in this State. The Liberty Engine Company of Gold Hill had 75 men in line, The Warrens had a gay hose cart with forty men on the ropes, the Currys attracted general attention with a tableaux of Uncle Sam and Nevada shaking hands, the Swift steamer was drawn by two black horses, the Orphans’ home Guards consisted of twenty boys in Home uniform. In the Car of the State Miss Louise Rinckle was the Goddess of Liberty, surrounded by 45 beautiful girls…

100 Years Ago

John DeLaVaux was born July 4. Happy Birthday to you!

70 Years Ago

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wickenden are the happy parents of a baby boy born at the Litton hospital in Carson.

50 Years Ago

There’s no stopping the White Sox in Carson City’s Babe Ruth League… They rolled to their 23rd straight victory… John Felesina struck out 16 and walked two, Eddie Corda collected two hits in three trips and Pat Griffin clouted a double…

30 Years Ago

A lunar eclipse billed as the most spectacular in the 20th century drew cheers from thousand of night owls. The eclipse was one of the darkest in history because of a cloud of volcanic dust from Mount St. Helens and dust from recent eruptions in Mexico and Indonesia.

10 Years Ago

Photo caption: Little League All-Stars: The Carson National 11-12 year-old all-star team will be playing in the district tournament to be held at Governors Field. Team members are Kyle Mandoki, Matt Rutledge, Sach Werner, Cody Bone, Robert Valaerius, David Garnet, Pat Riggs, Tyler Simms, Cody Barr, Brad Cobler, Jeff Butler, Sam Osheroff, manager Tim Terry and coaches Ronn Barr, John Simms and Mark Rutledge.

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