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Past Pages March 4

Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

Jottings: The last of the legislators and legislative attaches left last night. It can be said in favor of the Legislature, that they have been prompt and honorable in the payment of their bills.

120 YEARS AGO

One hundred bars of bullion, 99 fine will leave the U.S. Mint for China where a higher price has been paid for it than in America … a result of a decline in the price of silver.

70 YEARS AGO

Observatory: For the second time the Jim A. Grant Observatory, owned by Mrs. Marion G. Bowen of Carson City has been broken into. The Jim A. Grant Observatory is one of the highlights of Carson City and has been visited by scores of people from all parts of the United States, including many eminent astronomers.

50 YEARS AGO

Horseman Club: The second year of activities for the 4-H horsemanship got under way at the home of Janet Wilde. Officers of the group include Kathy Graham, president; Elaine Newton, vice president; Dianne Gilbert, treasurer; Jacquie Sneddon, secretary; Cheryl Musgrave, reporter; Skippy Thurman and Sue Merkelback, song leaders.

20 YEARS AGO

Harry Reid launches an investigation into finding more than $100,000 in lost food stamps that were targeted for Northern Nevada families, four shipments lost in the last two months.

10 YEARS AGO

Advertisement: Wallace Theaters – “See Spot Run,” “The Mexican,” “Chocolat,” “Hannibal.”

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