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Trent Dolan

130 years ago

Water at Last: The Board of State Capitol Commissioners yesterday effected the purchase of a spring of water situated in Riddle or Rose canyon, about two and a half miles from the capitol building. The seller deeds his right and title to the water, with 120 acres of land, to the State for $2,000 cash with a guarantee of a recommended payment of a balance of $3,000. The water will be used for the State Capitol building and Orphans’ Home.

100 years ago

Ladies of the Eastern Star gave the Appeal man his this afternoon when he paid the grand chapter an “official” visit in search of information (on the election of officers). The grand matron emphasized the refusal (to talk) by banging her gavel. That effectually shut off all argument, parts of argument, or disputation. Profane eyes are not supposed to rest upon the sanctum of the grand lodge of the Eastern Star. Maybe we can wheedle the information out of them (the new officers). We doubt it, however.

70 years ago

Miss Sade Grant, who has been confined to her home the past couple of days because of an injured foot, is recovering and expects to be able to resume work Monday.

50 years ago

At the Sky-Vue Drive-in Theatre, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad plus Randolph Scott in Buchanan Rides Alone. On Thursday is Walt Disney’s Perri, plus The Silent Enemy. At the Carson Theater is Clifton Webb in The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker and Van Heflin in Tempest.

20 years ago

Former Sen. Chic Hecht is named to become ambassador to the Bahamas.

10 years ago

It’s the last call for Keno at the Ormsby House as a buyer for the troubled hotel/casino can’t be found. The game was canceled after it stopped carrying itself.

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