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130 years ago

A New Dodge. Since the recent performance at the Carson Opera House, of the blood and thunder of the Indian drama, the Carson boys picked up a new dodge, which only came to a ripe head yesterday. All day and evening they heard in all quarters of the city imitating Indian war yells, making the most hideous noises. The boys are divided into two parties, one party the emigrants, the other are savage Indians, and so savage are the latter, that one of the emigrants nearly had his eye gouged out by a wooden dagger. It is hoped the new dodge will be of short duration, for the noise is perfectly maddening.

110 years ago

The lines of the Shamrock, the yacht now being constructed at Gourock, Scotland, to contest for the American cut this year are kept a profound secret and detectives are employed to keep inquisitive visitors at a distance.

70 years ago

The graduating class of the University of Nevada will be smaller this year when 144 students receive their sheepskins.

50 years ago

The Ormsby county airport has lost a new administration building scheduled for the field to Kanab, Utah, because the 1959 legislature failed to give $5,000 in matching funds to the county. The building would have provided needed sanitary and waiting facilities as well as some office space.

20 Years Ago

Gov. Bob Miller urged legislators to approve stricter campaign laws to bring trust back to politics.

10 Years Ago

Leonard Nimoy and his wife, Susan Bay-Nimoy, beamed down to read four stories at the Carson City Library as part of National Library Week.

- Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.

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