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Trent Dolan

130 years ago

Dead: The oldest attache of Wells, Fargo, & Co.’s office in this city is dead. The vicissitudes of his life were many, and he had numerous hairbreadth escapes; but his death ensued from natural causes. Several times in the course of his dissipated career was “Buster” taken by the dog catcher; and had it not been for a kind and considerate master, he would have long before this met with the ignominious fate in store for worthless curs. He has crossed into the sphere put aside for the spirits of defunct animals. He was a barker that would not bite; He was a coward that would not fight.

100 years ago

The Park Theater has secured a number of reels of new motion pictures that are being shown this week for the first time in the city. The large audience, which gathered last night, went away with a full determination to go again. Go tonight and see “The Mourners,” “His First Cigar,” “A New Year,” “Red Cloud the Indian Gambler,” and lots of others just as good.

70 years ago

Another way to quit worrying about the poor unfortunate who needs a dime is to give him one.

50 years ago

The inaugural “Picnic Carnival” will be held in Zephyr Cove to benefit the Carson-Tahoe Hospital, according to general chairman Mrs. William Orr of Glenbrook. Entertainment during the day will include boat rides, children’s races, cakewalk, fishpond, grab bag booth and a special “make-up booth.”

20 years ago

Gov. Bob Miller names Assistant Director of Prisons Ron Angelone of Las Vegas to the position of director of prisons.

10 years ago

The landmark clock tower atop the century-old Laxalt Building had its time set correctly for the first time in 10 years today.

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