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Past Pages Nov. 12

Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

All sorts: Mr. Yerington is confined to his bed on account of being vaccinated. He says that he would have preferred smallpox straight.

120 YEARS AGO

Coast news: The Golden Gate Mine in Oroville, California, is probably the richest gold mine in the world. They are scooping out gold by the bucketful.

70 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Antonio Pannutte of Warren, Ohio, is inventor of a new bomb that can be guided to the target by radio from the plane that drops it.

50 YEARS AGO

Construction bids for three cottages at Sunny Acres, the state children’s home, were bid on with the lowest bid received from Sture Swensson of Carson City.

20 YEARS AGO

American military forces in the Persian Gulf will reach up to 430,000, doubling U.S. firepower in the region and matching Iraq’s troop strength in Kuwait.

10 YEARS AGO

The cost of first-class mailing will go up by a penny starting in January, raising the cost of a stamp to 34 cents.

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