Past Pages for Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

Removal: Judge Wright has moved his headquarters to Sheriff Smith’s office, next door to the “Magnolia” Saloon, Court House building, where he can be found from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day, ready to receive, file and enter claims to town lots in Carson City. Lot owners had better be on hand, as the time for filing claims expires January 6th, after which all right to claim property under the town site law will be forfeited.

130 years ago

The Enterprise takes strong grounds against gambling, and remarks editorially: “Don’t make Nevada a gambling hell.” The Appeal fully agrees with the Enterprise, theoretically, as regards to gambling. When it asks the Legislature not to make Nevada a gambling hell, it overlooks the fact that it has been a gambling hell for 20 years. The men who first framed the laws, however, had enough business sense to turn the gambling mania to some practical use so that good came out of evil.

100 years ago

In circles close to the German embassy the peace proposals offered by Germany are said to include: the complete restoration of Belgium; evacuation by Germany of all territory in France; establishment of Poland and Lithuania as independent kingdoms as well as Bulgaria, etc.

70 years ago

The first steps toward the rehabilitation of the University of Nevada college of agriculture following the war years was taken with the beginning of the fall semester in September.

50 years ago

The Stewart Braves rolled to an easy victory over the South Tahoe Vikings, 93-46 Friday evening for their 21st win in a row. Led by Thomas Smith, the Braves jumped to a 10 point lead at the end of the first quarter.

30 years ago

One of two life-term sex offenders who escaped from the maximum security prison Saturday night was captured in Medford, Ore., Wednesday morning after allegedly robbing a 22-year-old woman and stabbing her at least 10 times.

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