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by Sue Ballew

130 Years Ago

For Bodie it’s clear to the dullest mind that Kearney’s peremptory order is being obeyed and that the Chinese recognize the fact that they must go. The following are a list of distinguished departures from Bodie Ð Ah Lou, Ah Fat, Wong Heel, Ah Lung, Ah Foy. An extra has been provided for the Celestials that they may not be forced into traveling association with outside barbarians.

110 Years Ago

Advertisements: “Carbon photos, tin types, photo button, crayons and water colors at the tent gallery, opposite the Mint.”

70 Years Ago

Carson City High School Notes, Richard Jeppson, Reporter Ð Over 900 characters will take part in celebrating the 74th Anniversary of the Admission of Nevada to the United States. There will be 38 floats. The Carson City band, twenty-eight strong, will march, and our high school will be represented by a float having a cabin with Mark Twain (Donald Flannery) sitting in front.

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Governor Charles H. Russell, putting in 14 and 16-hour days as he carries on the work of his high office while campaigning for re-election, which depends on the speed of air travel to help him and Lt. Gov. Rex Bell. Frank List of Carson, prominent Nevada rancher, has placed his personal plane at the disposal of Russell and Bell.

20 Years Ago

“Unemployment has dropped steadily since the beginning of the year and is now at the lowest level since 1980,” according to Stan Jones Director of the State Employment Security Department.

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