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Trent Dolan

130 years ago

A warning: A man coming out of a Texas newspaper office with one eye gouged out, his nose spread all over his face, and one of this ears chewed off, replied to a policeman who interviewed him, “I didn’t like an article that ‘peared in the paper last week, an’ I went in ter see the man who writ it,’ an he was there.”

100 years ago

There is a tempest in a teapot at Reno, where the entire work force of the telephone office walked out because a new woman from Sacramento treated them “like dogs.” It seems the telephone company has desired more of a system in its office and brought a capable woman from the Sacramento office to introduce the young women of Reno to real up-to-date telephone work. The phone was working all right this morning after the Reno girls quit when their shift was over.

70 years ago

Mark Amodei, who was confined to his home a few days because of illness, has returned to duty at the Pine Cone.

50 years ago

George Henry Payne, a one-time publisher of the Nevada Appeal died June 20 at his home in Saratoga, Calif. Following a lingering illness. He was 65. Payne owned the Carson papers from 1948 to 1951.

20 years ago

When it comes to staying healthy, many overlook the transparent nutrient that composes 60 percent of the human body – water. In Nevada, dehydration can be deadly.

10 years ago

Every year Round Mountain gets smaller. Every year the open pit mine gets bigger, and the town, smaller.

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