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Past Pages March 21

Sue Ballew
For the Nevada Appeal

130 YEARS AGO

Springtime: Farmer Treadway’s opinion of the weather … in a poem:

There’s nutriment in the song I sing,

Beats are on the increase,

The game of life is a shiftless thing,

And calamities never cease.

He then drifted from his inspiratorial mood and asked the scribe to dump a schooner of mountain beer in his direction … the schooner drifted across the bar and sailed into open port. The old man then went to Thaxter’s drug for a supply of spring seeds.

120 YEARS AGO

Gibson for superintendent: W.D.C. Gibson will be appointed Superintendent of the Nevada Indian School. The Indians have confidence in him and will not hesitate to send their children to a school that has Bill-a-Gip-son, as they call him.

70 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: Carson Theatre – “Four Wives” – It’s a cause for celebration throughout a happy nation! with Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane, Lona Lane, Gale Page, Claude Raines and Eddie Albert.

50 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: Harrah’s at Tahoe – now appearing Nat King Cole, plus Bob Lewis, South Shore, Highway 50, Nev.

20 YEARS AGO

Gold: selected world gold price $393, silver $5.07 per ounce.

10 YEARS AGO

Senator Richard Bryan introduces a bill to protect 600,000 acres of historic trails, canyons and dry lake beds in the Black Rock Desert in order to create a National Conservation Area where bighorn sheep and pronghorn antelope roam.

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