Past Pages Dec. 30
130 YEARS AGO
Change of Base: Yesterday there was a lively commotion at the Orsmby House among the help, over the rumor that Col. Fair had changed his headquarters to the Arlington. One of the bootblacks was so put out that he was closely watched by the proprietor to prevent sudden suicide.
100 YEARS AGO
The road to Lake Tahoe has remained open the entire winter, or at least to present date. The mail is taken to Glenbrook three times a week and there hasn’t been a sleigh over the grade – very unusual for this time of year. It’s good for the stage driver, but tough on the rancher.
70 YEARS AGO
The state highway department reports snow at a depth of over five feet at Donner. Chains are necessary. Echo Summit to Placerville is closed until further notice. Chains are required to Bishop. It is warned to take chains at any rate and put on when needed.
50 YEARS AGO
There was no Christmas spirit shown by vandals who demolished sanitary change houses and picnic facilities at Sand Harbor during the holidays, Park director William Hart reported today.
20 YEARS AGO
The arrival of Wal-Mart has the Chamber of Commerce offering a seminar on how to compete with the retail giant.
10 YEARS AGO
Management at the Stewart Indian Museum undergoes a sudden change when executive director Sheila Abbe is locked out.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.