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Past Pages May 21

Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

Hank Monk’s coaches: Hank Monk says in three days the coach will be able to run through to Glenbrook. McKinney’s has 10 feet of snow …

120 Years Ago

The wonders of Nevada: Nevada is the best in the country for natural resources … gold, silver, topaz, emerald and onyx … and marble quarries for the use of boys. The naturalization laws accommodate those seeking homes and office in the Battle Born State. By reason of the “double refraction” phenomenon, the days in Summer are two hours longer than elsewhere. People buying 40 acres of land at $1.25 an acre have 20 years to pay up. People settling in the sagebrush regions are allowed two watchdogs at the expense of the State to guard the hen roost. Registered pups are distributed free every year.

70 YEARS AGO

The Dionne quintuplets won’t start broadcasting for a couple of years. They only speak French.

50 YEARS AGO

Carson City high school’s student newspaper, the “Senator” won an “Honors” award in the mimeographed newspaper division of the University of Nevada high school publication contest. Editor is Larry Hardy, John Utt, assistant editor; Misty Pozzi, sports editor. Advisor is Mrs. Lula G. Walford.

20 YEARS AGO

According to a Department of Education survey of 16,538 students (12th grade) 45.7 percent drink beer, 17 percent use marijuana and 4.6 percent abuse cocaine.

10 YEARS AGO

Carson gas prices fall to $1.70 a gallon despite a recent rise in crude oil.

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