Past Pages for Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016
150 years ago
A sabbath breaker in trouble. While divine services were being held at the Presbyterian Church on Sunday evening, a man entered therein, took his seat, and after the manner of a devout Methodist, made loud and frequent response to the prayer which was being delivered by Rev. Mr. Lynch. This somewhat disturbed the audience, but there being no apparent impropriety in the man shouting “Amen!” he was allowed to remain in the church until after the sermon was commenced, when he surprised and shocked the preacher and hearers by declaring in audible terms, as if addressing the minister, “Oh, hell, you don’t know what you’re talking about.” (Continued on Tuesday).
130 years ago
Bill Gibson. Sarah Winnemucca and Sherman, the fisherman, have filed a lot of charges against Indian Agent Gibson, accusing him of being a drunkard and a gambler, and with general neglect of duty. A special examiner, Mr. Pearson, is now investigating the same, and while there is nothing in them, and further that Gibson is the best agent the state ever had, still the old man contemplating resignation, rather than being harassed all the time with lying accusations of one kind or another.
100 years ago
August Berning received a telegram this morning from Congressman Ed Roberts stating he had been appointed a cadet at Annapolis. The appointment takes effect in 1917.
70 years ago
The sudden flood of entries and activity in connection with the Snowshoe Thompson memorial cross country race this weekend at Spooner’s Summit is causing ski clubs in this area to make preparations for the largest winter sports event of its kind in Nevada history.
50 years ago
The United States Forest Service has been charged in contributing to the destruction of a 4,900-year-old bristle cone pine by the Nevada Outdoor Recreation Association. The organization was shocked and dismayed the forest service gave permission to an eastern university graduate student in 1964 to chain saw a specimen.
30 years ago
Natural gas service to northwestern Nevada communities and Lake Tahoe should be restored no later than Wednesday when it is possible to relight the 50,000 appliances tied to meters. Gas service was interrupted when a main line broke west of Wadsworth.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.