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Trent Dolan

It is reported that Mr. and Mrs. John Mackay arrived in New York from Europe on Monday. Mr. Mackay will at once come to this state and Mrs. Mackay will stay in New York with friends. Upon arrival, says our informant, Mr. Mackay will tell us if he indeed wants to be Governor of this State.

100 years ago

In Blossom. The snowball bushes in this city are in full bloom and in many yards make a very handsome appearance. The absence of frost this season has given the flowering shrubs a change that they have not had in many seasons. It proves that efforts growing them worthwhile.

70 years ago

Bob Elston, who was riding with Laurien Riehl on the latters motorcycle, when the vehicle crashed into a car in Reno a couple of nights ago, suffered a leg injury which required 17 stitches.

Riehl, who broke his leg, will be in the hospital seven or eight weeks.

50 years ago

Gov. Grant Sawyer and his wife had to hitchhike a ride into Reno for the University of Nevada commencement after their car broke down on U.S. 395 north of Carson. They were picked up by Fred Dressler, a Douglas county rancher and staunch Republican.

20 years ago

Baseball star Matt Williams and former Reno newspaperman Ty Cobb will give the commencement speeches at Dayton and Virginia City High Schools.

10 years ago

The six-lane expansion of 395 begins.

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