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Past Pages May 14

Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

Arlington House Improve-ments: The Arlington House is to be fitted up in the most fashionable style. A portico will be built in front – 145 feet long, and which the members of the next Legislature can sit and smoke their cigars.

Advertisement: “A Grizzly Bear in King’s Canyon: People who desire to do the correct thing by their families purchase their groceries at Mason & Co.

Here they get full weight.

And likewise the best of goods.

No sand in the sugar.

No peas in the coffee.

No mistakes in the bill.

P.S. – The bear in the canyon escaped.”

120 YEARS AGO

The editor of the Appeal returned from Candelaria and was covered with chloride dust. Last seen heading for Shaw’s hot springs.

70 YEARS AGO

At the regular meeting of the Parent-Teacher Association, the following officers were elected: President – Mrs. Clarence McGinness. Vice President – Mrs. M. D. Anderson. Secretary – Mrs. Donald Olmsted. Treasurer – Mrs. A. S. Kean. Member-at-large – Mrs. William Bliss. The principal accomplishment of the year was securing the kindergarten for Carson schools.

50 YEARS AGO

The old V&T mine was on fire according to Les Groth. Groth warned parents about letting their children near the mine, or any of the many mines in the vicinity.

20 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Kelsey Green listens for a heartbeat in the lovable, 7-foot-tall “Stuffee” doll in a preview of the Children’s Museum exhibit set to open at the Nevada State Museum. Stuffee is only one of the 23 exhibits which will encourage hands-on participation rather than merely looking.

10 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: “Kmart Race Against Drugs” team manager, Alexey Vines, sets up race cars in the Super Kmart parking lot. Youth 7-12 will be able to take a lap around the track at no cost and receive free T-shirts and information on drug and alcohol abuse prevention.

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