Past Pages Dec. 24
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Jottings: Elder Millard has returned from a trip to England. All the churches are vying with each other in getting up attractive Christmas trees. Farrell has lost a Plymouth Rock game cock. When last seen he was chasing a man towards Genoa.
100 YEARS AGO
Governor Dickerson had a close call at the mansion the other night. While playing Santa, all decked out in the full regalia, a small candle on a tree caught with another, sending the tree into flames. By quick action, the Governor and others put out the fire. He is now going about town with abbreviated eyelashes and eyebrows.
70 YEARS AGO
Mrs. C. Pepin announced that persons without a place to eat Christmas dinner will be fed free of charge at her Capital Cafe.
50 YEARS AGO
E. J. Questa, First National Bank president, was honored recently for 40 years of service to the bank.
20 YEARS AGO
Former Carson City District Attorney Bill Maddox moves into a local law office after spending time in Las Vegas working for a large law office.
10 YEARS AGO
Shoppers learn that patience is the key in last-minute Christmas shopping.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.