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Trent Dolan

130 years ago

(Continued from yesterday) They took the back streets so as not to attract attention, and when they arrived at the designated spot, in place of finding a mob of determined men, they found a coterie of pleasant young ladies and gentlemen who had gone to some house in the vicinity of Treadway’s Park on a surprise party. Sheriff Hill offered an Appeal reporter a good share of his month’s salary if he would not give publicity to these facts, but the reporter’s consideration for the readers of this journal would not permit himself to be subsidized.

100 years ago

Tonopah and Goldfield are kicking because the night train has not been put on. There were more protests against the new schedule than there were petitioners of the night train. People along the new line between Tonopah and Hazen set up a howl that could be heard from Dan to Beersheba. It seems to be a proposition of the greatest good to the greatest number.

70 years ago

W.P. Barnes suffered lacerations and bruises and a slight concussion in a fall from a tree at the mint corner this forenoon. Barnes was up in the tree hanging the “welcome” banner across Carson Street, between the theatre building and the tree, holding a rope at the end of the banner. A gust of wind caused the cloth to “belly” and jerk him from the tree.

50 years ago

Another in the rapidly growing system of “Spudnut” shops will formally open Friday in Carson City. This is the first Carson City Spudnut shop in the coast-to-coast system.

20 years ago

About 100 legislative lobbyists fail to comply each month with a law requiring them to report expenditures.

10 years ago

The first Farmers Market in the Pony Express Pavilion will have some 44 farmer-vendors, up nine from last year.

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