Past Pages for Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

James Dove was up before His Honor yesterday charged with carrying a series of entertainments on Sunday which savored very much more of the chicken cock than the dove; for, in fact, James himself admitted by his plea of guilty to the complaint that he had been disturbing the peace round Bob Stewart's ears. The judge let him off with the moderate fine of $3. Paid.

130 years ago

About half past one on Sunday, James Duffy and Nate Smart were shaking poker dice at Avery's. After a while, stakes went to a dollar. After a bit, a dispute arose with Duffy claiming the stakes. As Smart went gliding out the door, Duffy fired three shots. After a vast amount of running and shouting and cries for police, in a few minutes everything resumed a dead level of serenity.

100 years ago

Two men arrived in Carson from Schurz where they have been at work dismantling a mill which they intend to put on their mining property southwest of Jumbo. The property is now producing $8 to $10 per ton in gold.

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70 years ago

One of the outstanding construction records of the war was made with the completion of the army airport near Tonopah. Construction at the airport was valued at more than $8,000,000.

50 years ago

Carson's City Council has started the machinery moving that is expected to cut off the ugly heads of chaos and error that have plagued sewage billing for over a year.

30 years ago

A Chris Schallerism: While tip-toeing through the cabbage patch toward Christmas 1983, the River City Board of Supervisors acquired 50 Cabbage Patch dolls. As to where they are, the clue is: "One if by Land, And Two if by Sea, Who Leads our City, Ah, that's the Mystery."

Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.