Past Pages for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

Music by the band: We are much obliged to the Euterpe Brass Band for playing some stirring martial tunes for the benefit of the Appeal yesterday afternoon.

130 years ago

Salt formation: The abundance of salts formation in Nevada is illustrated by the fact that in Lincoln County there is a pure deposit of rock salt that is exposed for a length of two miles, a width of half a mile, and it is of unknown depth, in places canyons are dust through it to a depth of 60 feet …

100 years ago

Big Rufe Henrichs was today tendered the appointment of captain of the state police and ex-official warden of the state prison by Gov. Boyle and immediately accepted it. Mr. Hendricks arrived on this morning's train from Reno and at once went into conference with the governor.

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70 years ago

The barometer is was dropping this afternoon indicating that another storm may descend on Carson City in the near future. Yesterday's rains left .19 of an inch of precipitation and clear skies last night.

50 years ago

(Photo caption) Christmas pageant: The multi-purpose room at Edith Fritsch School was filled to capacity last night as students presented their Christmas pageant for families and guests. Pictured with St. Nick are Glendyln Ruckman, Debbie Swain and Patrick Britten.

30 years ago

The Carson varsity wrestling team got the season off on the right track Wednesday night, taking 11 of 13 matches and posting an impressive 59-12 victory over the Sparks Railroaders.

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