Past Pages Dec. 25
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Christmas Eve at the Presbyterian Church there was a well laden Christmas tree, with gifts distributed by Santa Claus, Professor H.H. Howe, after singing and recitations. The Methodist Church had a double tree joined by an evergreen arch, profusely covered in presents. After musical entertainment and literary exercises, the gifts were distributed by Dr. Herrick – Santa Claus. The Episcopal Church had no tree, but instead set a very fine supper for the children in the Sunday School Room, which was heartily relished by the little ones who enjoyed themselves hugely.
100 YEARS AGO
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70 YEARS AGO
Japanese planes raid Manila six times during the day. General MacArthur says he will, “fight to the last man.”
50 YEARS AGO
Nevada’s holiday highway deaths stands at four today. Thus far, 197 persons have been killed in traffic mishaps. The death toll is far above the previous record set in 1959, with the grim possibility it could exceed the 200 mark with the New Year weekend still to come.
20 YEARS AGO
A lonely, late-night radar operator reports seeing a blip on the radar screen of a strange object rising from the North Pole at supersonic speed.
10 YEARS AGO
Tests are pending in another Fallon leukemia cluster case, state heath officials confirmed Monday. The case would bring to 15 the number of children with ties to the area since 1997.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.