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Past Pages for Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

Run away: A pair of colts belonging to Sheriff Smith got loose from their moorings at the Warm Springs yesterday afternoon and made a straight and rapid wake for home. When they got as far as Carson Street they made a carom on A. Jacobs’ aiming and capsized it. They were caught before they had done much damage. Morg Miller, Esq., who drove them down to the springs, had the pleasure of a trip home by foot.

130 years ago

A man got hot at the Appeal yesterday, and his rage was so uncontrollable that he paid a bill. Such incidents happening on pay day are considered lucky in a newspaper office.

100 years ago

Lincoln County wants good roads: The county highway commissioners are scheduled to meet next Monday at which time the matter of laying plans for the campaign of road building will come up for consideration (Pioche Record).

70 years ago

The committee on judiciary of the Assembly Wednesday turned an emphatic thumbs down on the proposal that Nevada’s 18-year-olds be accorded the privilege of the ballot.

50 years ago

A freshman Las Vegas legislator says his committee will hold hearings Wednesday on the possibility of merging Las Vegas and Clark County police and fire protection.

30 years ago

The law officer who pursued and captured 26-year-old murderer Dennis Nogue expressed sadness this morning at the young man’s apparent suicide at the Nevada State Prison. He said he would attend a funeral if one were held in Carson City.

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