Past Pages for Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 |

Past Pages for Friday, Feb. 3, 2017

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

The County Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting yesterday. After the transaction of some business, they adjourned until the first Monday in March.

130 years ago

Advertisement: “Great Attractions! Hole in the wall! (Opposite state Capitol) — The largest, most conveniently located and admirably appointed resort. It has been handsomely fitted up for the entertainment of patrons with elegant club rooms. Connected with the bar by electric bells.”

100 years ago

Tonight at the Grand presents a double headliner program consisting of a most pleasing novelty vaudeville act, and a special deluxe master production featuring the most popular screen star, William Farnuni, who appears in a dual role.

70 years ago

Members of the Catholic Girls’ club enjoyed a buffet supper Monday evening in St. Theresa’s parish hall. The table was attractively covered with a lace cloth, placed over crepe paper which depicted club’s colors. Bye tapers formed the centerpiece.

50 years ago

Gov. Paul Laxalt appointed a new state prison warden on the spot Monday “to correct the deplorable situation” of seven inmates escaping from the maximum security section, the second prison breakout in five days.

30 years ago

The Senate, in a move engineered by Western and rural state senators, voted Tuesday to permit states to loosen the 55 mph speed limit on rural interstate highways.

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