Past Pages Dec. 10
130 YEARS AGO
It Should Be Stopped: For the past week to 10 days, wood men on the Carson river have been exploding giant powder cartridges under wood jams to break up ice and liberate the logs. After each explosion scores of trout and white fish come to the surface, killed by the concussion. The attention of the county officers should stop this criminal destruction of fish.
100 YEARS AGO
While Ormsby, Storey and Douglas counties are waiting the chance to grab slices of Lyon County, in fairness, the Yerington Times publishes a schedule of taxes and shows Dayton pays about six percent, while Yerington and Mason pay about 25 percent.
70 YEARS AGO
Marriages in Nevada, despite rumors to the contrary, outnumber divorces nine to one according to Elwood Beemer, Reno County Clerk.
50 YEARS AGO
Ormsby County trailer ordinance draws fire. During a special meeting commissioners voted to strengthen ordinances to keep trailers inside trailer parks.
20 YEARS AGO
The post office is extending hours for the Christmas holiday season.
10 YEARS AGO
The developer of Genoa Lakes was to build 300 homes and a golf course on 1,600 acres above Jacks Valley.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.