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Past pages Sept. 28

by Sue Ballew

120 Years Ago

All sorts: There was quite a fall of rain yesterday. Sam Longabaugh of Empire is sick at the Russ house in San Francisco.

100 Years Ago

St. Peter’s Church, morning prayer and sermon, “Some Thing the Angels Teach Us.” Methodist Church 11 a.m. “Can Men Live Without the Christian Church,” Don O. Colgrove, Pastor.

70 Years Ago

During the infantile paralysis epidemic that has caused widespread alarm and taken heavy toll, protection has been given children at the Nevada orphans’ home and Carson school children whose parents desired the precaution, through use of a solution of zinc sulfate, a local anesthetic called poltocaine and sodium chloride.

50 Years Ago

Births: Mr. and Mrs. William Hancock of Carson are parents of a boy. He is named Jay William.

20 Years Ago

The state of Nevada will receive $5.8 million from the Department of the Interior as payment of in-lieu taxes, according the Barbara Vucanovich. In-lieu payments go to local governments to compensate for lost property tax revenues on federal lands and can be used for any authorized governmental purpose.

10 Years Ago

Bruce Langson, a Carsonite, joins the U.S. land speed race. He can drive a car upside down inside a tunnel at 100 miles per hour – “if it’s big enough.” Langson was hired by Craig Breedlove’s Spirit of American racing team as an aerodynamics consultant.

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