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Past Pages for Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

Senator Nye returned here yesterday from San Francisco. Although worn and fatigued by a very tedious trip over the mountains by the Dutch Flat route, he looks, and is, in excellent health.

130 years ago

Heard from: It was rumored yesterday that the Washoe Minstrel Troupe is wandering about in the Humboldt desert in a half-starved and demented condition. A relief party ought to be sent out at once and bring the poor fellows in before the cold winter sets in.

100 years ago

Skating is a fine sport these moonlight nights and the ice pond at Blackwell’s ranch is thronged nightly with merry parties enjoying this sport. The young and the old, married and single, all seem to have caught the fever. It is the fad in Carson now.

70 years ago

County Assessor Len C. Hancock reminded Carson City residents today that 1947 car licenses will go on sale Monday. Motorists have until Jan. 31 to purchase their one plate and after that time will be assessed an additional $3 for being delinquent.

50 years ago

Striking at Communist forces believed readying another drive south, U.S. B-52 Stratoforts bombed the Mu Gia Pass in North Vietnam today and the DMZ on Sunday.

30 years ago

The state Public Service Commission’s latest phone index shows long distance rate cuts by Superphone and TMC. People who use Superphone will pay $8.88 from Reno and $8.87 from Las Vegas for long-distance calls that would cost $10 on AT&T.

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