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Carson City History/Past Pages

Trent Dolan

Carson City History/Past Pages

130 years ago

Ordinance No. 48. No person or persons shall, or become an inmate of or visit or contribute to, the support of any place, house or room, where persons frequent, or assemble, for the purpose of smoking opium, and all such places, houses or rooms, are hereby declared to be nuisances. On conviction, punishment of a fine not exceeding $100 or imprisonment not more than fifty days, or by both fine and imprisonment. Attest, Alfred Helm, Clerk, Carson City, June 12, 1877.

110 years ago

Now that the election is over has the Appeal time to tell the News why the Southern Pacific Railroad supported Wm. M. Stewart? – News. In the delicate language of the News we will say: Being a strong Silver man “no explanation is necessary.”

70 years ago

Recently a new version of the frontier offense of cattle rustling has claimed attention in the west’s lawmakers and law-enforcement agencies: Tire rustling. “Laws will have to be ingeniously drawn and officers exceptionally vigilant to stamp out this modern adaptation of a dangerous outdoor sport of the pioneer period.”

50 years ago

State highway patrolmen warned today that owners of cars with expired out-of-state license plates who now reside in Nevada will be cited directly into justice court.

20 years ago

In a fiery appearance before legislators, Golden Nugget Chairman Steve Wynn threw in his protest against a “deal” he alleged will lead to “gross underpayment” of taxes by the mining industry.

10 years ago

The Yerington Paiute Tribe was just about ready to make Samantha Helme an official member to enable her to get diagnosis and treatment for mystery headaches that have plagued her for months.

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