Past Pages Dec. 4
130 YEARS AGO
The Storm: Night before last, a fall of snow set with flakes as big as a postage stamp and came down as straight as a die. The boys hailed the event of a big snow with old time enthusiasm and pedestrians got a merciless pelting. Some boys would rather throw a snowball through a pane of glass than be elected page of the Senate.
100 YEARS AGO
Nevada’s population passes eighty thousand. The increase was a 93.4 percent increase over 1900s figures.
70 YEARS AGO
Berkeley Bunker, newly appointed United States Senator from Nevada, will make his first public statement on radio station KENO in Las Vegas. Senator Bunker will be honored at a farewell party at the Latter-day Saints church in Las Vegas. Senator Bunker was a bishop of a Las Vegas Ward.
50 YEARS AGO
County commissioners today announced that city and county jail prisoners will be fed “a lot cheaper” through the county poor farm than through private concessionaires.
20 YEARS AGO
Lyon County may get a state Welfare Department grant to help winterize low income houses.
10 YEARS AGO
Thousands of people were rudely awakened by a series of quakes that hit Tahoe.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.