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Past Pages March 18

Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

Smart boys: The Gold Hill News says that because of recent changes in the atmosphere, the boys of the Comstock were obligated to call in their tops and marbles and get out their sleds. The Carson Valley boy who starts out with a sled in the morning, also carries along his top and marbles in case of a thaw and a kite under arm, to be ready for any sudden breeze that might spring up.

120 YEARS AGO

Suffrage: The Assembly took it easy for a little while and made light of Legislature duties while treating the greatest of female suffrage with a levity scarcely to be expected from a serious deliberative body.

70 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: Carson Theater – “Flight Command” with Robert Taylor – thrill, America! Stand by for the mightiest sky-drama since “Hell Divers”! Air devils and the beauties who love them in a picture without parallel.

50 YEARS AGO

Ground breaking ceremonies officially marked the start of construction of the new Nevada Employment Security Department building. Richard Ham, executive direction of the department and Governor Grant Sawyer turn over the first shovel full of dirt.

20 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: Act III – “Doors,” “Shipwrecked,” “Dances with Wolves.”

10 YEARS AGO

Nevada celebrates 70 years of gambling. Phil Tobin, rancher and assemblyman from Humboldt County, was the first in 1931 to take the political risk and say yes.

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