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by Sue Ballew

120 Years Ago

Yesterday an alarm of fire was sounded, which was occasioned by a fire in a building occupied by “Charley,” a Chinese fish peddler in Chinatown. The Warrens were promptly on hand, and inside of five minutes had a stream on. One Chinaman tumbled out of the building with his cue burned off.

100 Years Ago

The Supreme Court granted Buckaroo Jack, the Indian sentenced to hang on the 10th day of next month for the murder of another Indian near Winnemucca, a stay of execution. Jack takes the appeal to the Supreme Court on the grounds that he, a ward of the federal government, committed the crime on a federal reservation and that the state court has no jurisdiction over him.

70 Years Ago

Advertisement: “74th Annual New Year’s Eve DANCE given by the Warren Engine Co., Carson City Fire Department, Friday evening, December 31, new high school auditorium, Admission $1.00, Ladies Free.”

50 Years Ago

Mr. and Mrs. August Glanzmann returned from a week’s vacation. En route to El Paso, Texas, they spent the Christmas vacation with their son, Lt. Duane Glanzmann who is stationed at Fort Bliss.

20 Years Ago

Travel through Washoe Valley will be faster as the speed limit was increased to 65 miles an hour. According to Garth Dull, director of Nevada Department of Transportation, the speed limit increase is intended to make Nevada eligible for a federal program examining the effect of higher speed limited in rural areas.

10 Years Ago

People who return gifts the day after Christmas spend more money than what the original present was worth according to Carson City retail employees. Rush to the stores after Christmas was to take advantage of after Christmas sales.

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