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Past Pages Nov. 27

Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

Jottings: There are five cases of smallpox in Virginia City.

A skating club has been formed in Virginia City. We also have a glide club in Carson.

The steam engine for the State Printing office has arrived … operation will employ ten or 12 employees.

120 YEARS AGO

A 300-yard dash was run in Genoa between Fray’s buckskin saddle horse and Able Harris’ little black mare for $10. Fray’s horse took the money.

70 YEARS AGO

Long Braids: Mayor George Welsh of Grand Rapids, Michigan has been asked to intercede for a tribe of Indians at Taos, New Mexico, so that when its members are conscripted they won’t lose their long braids.

50 YEARS AGO

Carson High School honor roll (in part) – Seniors: Pat Allison, John Blaikie, Dave Hampton; Juniors: Vickie Bullis, Sharon Gold, Carole Hampton, Cindy Wilson; Sophomores: Cherie Burroughs, Peter Wilson, Bob Crowell; Freshmen: Coleen Murphy, Annette Randall, Sharon Case.

20 YEARS AGO

The sale of taxable goods and services increased by 5.9 percent in September and 7.3 percent in August.

10 YEARS AGO

Artist Steven Saylor is working on “Victory Train,” the third in his series of Saylor’s railroad paintings. The sale of prints will benefit the restoration efforts of the V&T rail line from Carson City to Virginia City, as well as the McKeen car.

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