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Trent Dolan

130 years ago

Arrested for Opium Smoking: Late Friday Officers Ingraham, Duncan and Powers arrested three men and a woman, who recently came in from Bodie, in a house on Nevada Street between 3rd and 4th streets, for smoking opium. The woman was examined privately yesterday afternoon, the result of which has not been made public. The three men were arraigned before Judge Cary last evening. Their trials were set for tomorrow with bail fixed at $200 each.

100 years ago

The Way to Rest: A Carson City man who shall be nameless, has rigged an apparatus he will take to Lake Tahoe with him on his vacation. He intends to camp near the shore and to fish with a set line, one end of which is attached to a bell alarm. He says he will remain in bed and that whenever a fish hooks himself and rings the bell, he will get up, haul him in, make a meal, re-bait the hook, and return to bed. As a weary Willie stunt, this has most of them beaten to a pulp.

70 years ago

Governor Carville will be the commencement speaker at the Carson High School graduation tonight for the 30 graduating seniors. Presenting diplomas will be

J.H. Anderson, president of the school board.

50 years ago

Ninety-four eighth-graders will graduate from Carson Elementary School, principal John Hawkins announced.

20 years ago

The playground of the Hugh Gallagher Elementary School has become a focal point following the tragic death of Elaine Brown in an auto accident. Virginia City students and the community have rallied to finish the playground in Brown’s memory.

10 years ago

A Carson City man was arrested when he attempted to enter the courthouse portion of the new public safety complex and a marijuana cigarette fell out of his pocket when he went through the metal detector.

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