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by Trent Dolan

130 years ago

A Chinese Thief (continued from yesterday). John thought he had a soft thing on that hard soup bone, and was just on the point of secreting it under an abominably dirty blue blouse, when the proprietor of the establishment, who had stepped out for a moment, entered. It would require the pencil of a Dore to depict the expression of fright which at that moment overspread the saffron-hued face of that Chinaman. He tried to apologize for his kleptomania cal propensities in the most classical language of his native tongue and in the cutest pigeon English. But the butcher, who we take as a member of the Workingman’s party, was very wary (continued tomorrow).

110 years ago

It is reported that two Indians froze to death in White Pine county last week. They must have been caught somewhere in the vicinity of Cleve’s ranch when the returns came in.

70 years ago

Mr. And Mrs. Marvin Felesina and two children spent Thanksgiving Day at the home of Mr. And Mrs. P.V. Felesina of Reno. Mr. And Mrs. August Berning entertained Mr. And Mrs. Ernest Pohl and daughter, Mr. And Mrs. Bert Spencer and son at a lovely dinner yesterday on their home on Nevada street. Later in the evening Mrs. Florence Doan joined the group and ‘pan’ was played until a late hour.

50 years ago

Local residents who are unable to afford the traditional Thanksgiving dinner are invited to be guests of the Carson Nugget. The invitation is especially extended to families with young children.

20 years ago

Carson City got a wet holiday as snow created lousy driving conditions. The good news was that Carson got a three cent per gallon drop in gas prices. Four feet of snow was predicted for higher elevations.

10 years ago

Years from now more than 100 Northern Nevada residents will be able to say they planted a tree on the Carson River as part of the River Wranglers, a program that assists with conservation programs.

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