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Past Pages Sept. 22

Sue Ballew

120 YEARS AGO

All sorts: The members of the Presbyterian Church have in view the starting of a university in this city. It is proposed to teach the higher grades so that a young man about to enter college can fully prepare himself. Alf Doten went down to the Fair yesterday to see it through.

100 YEARS AGO

Mrs. Mary J. Walsh, mother of Ed Walsh the well known grocer of this city had a narrow escape from death at the Pedroli ranch on the King’s Canyon Road. As she was crossing the field to drive home a cow belonging to her, a bull started after her, lifted her and the small child she was holding and threw them into a ditch. Employees of the ranch who had witnessed the scene rushed to Mrs. Walsh’s aid.

70 YEARS AGO

The commissioners of Ormsby County did a better turn for the ladies a number of years ago than they realized. If you wish to know how and why, just observe the lot of divorcees and their lady companions who stop in front of the large mirror on the wall inside the front entrance … they find the old furnishing of the famed Magnolia a great convenience.

50 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: Installed as new officers of Carson assembly, Order of Rainbow for Girls, at impressive rites in the Masonic Temple were: Holly LaGrange, hope; Carol Scott, faith; Donna Cochran, worthy advisor; Judy Maxsome, worthy associate adviser; and Marge Gamwell, charity.

20 YEARS AGO

Ulrich Bernardi, a master carver from the world-renowned House of Anri in the Groeden Valley of Northern Italy, will demonstrate his intricate art with woodcarving demonstrations of his own exquisite nativity figurines.

10 YEARS AGO

One hundred riders ages 5 years old and up take to the Edmunds BMX bicycle track to race each other in a motocross-style bicycle race. The group is seeking residential construction tax monies from the Parks and Recreation Commission – $30,000 for lights and $15,000 for a storage facility.

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