Past Pages Feb. 3
130 YEARS AGO
Pant Disgusts a Stranger (continued from Sunday): “Well yer don’t want ter stuff yerself all ther time, do yer?” asked the station manager of Pant at Panamint Junction. “I never seen such a pesky set as the passengers over this road are. All the time they want to cram themselves like coyotes on a dead hoss.” “I was again forced to liken a well organized stomach to a woman,” said Pant. When they want something they want it, and the harder it is to get it, the worse they are.” Thursday: He Wants to Die.
100 YEARS AGO
E. G. Kidder, manager of the Mason Townsite Company, will spend $10,000 to keep the county seat in Dayton and then arrange to have it moved to Mason. If by chance Yerington becomes the county seat, he will have portions of the county moved to adjoining counties. It is said Mr. Kidder may have a grouch.
70 YEARS AGO
A rural correspondent says, “Not much going on this week. Everybody stayed home!” Well, for Pete’s sake, isn’t that news?
50 YEARS AGO
Kirk Kinney led the Senator’s scoring attack Friday and Saturday night with a total of 52 points against Hawthorne and Sparks in tournament play.
20 YEARS AGO
Residential water and sewer rates would increase as much as 40 percent and commercial rates decrease by as much as 32 percent under a new utility study presented to supervisors.
10 YEARS AGO
One of Carson City’s lesser-known landmarks disappeared recently under a bulldozer when a BMX track on east Highway 50 was flattened. The landowner was concerned over liability issues in the track that had been used unofficially for 20 years.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.