Past Pages for Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 |

Past Pages for Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

Moore & Parker will this week commence the enlargement of the theater building. The propose to enlarge it by an addition to the rear of the present building of 28 by 40 feet. The stage of the theater will be lowered and seats to removed to form a dancing hall. Mr. John Piper will take an interest in the new theater and hall.

130 years ago

Nothing would be finer than for you to hire a carriage tomorrow and take your best girl out to the track and see the races. You would both enjoy it.

100 years ago

Kirk Kane and C.R Burke, two inmates of the penitentiary, who were paroled at the last meeting of the board of parole, were let loose this morning and departed Renoward. Kane is sort of a character. He is a snake charmer and handles reptiles like he was raised with them.

70 years ago

‘Red Maria’ Opens Campaign Against Carson Beardless. Red Maria is on the street and doing business. The Nevada Day committee’s cage for the beardless made a trail run through the city Wednesday night, picking up a few citizens who had shaved too recently.

50 years ago

The Carson City Active 20-30 Club will be holding its annual beard contest in Carson City on Nevada Day Oct. 31. Project chairman Ed Stokke has announced that he prizes will be for the blackest, the reddest, the longest and the best over-all beard.

30 years ago

Thousands of obstetricians are quitting the baby business because of high malpractice insurance rates and the fear of lawsuits. As part of her report, NBC’s Connie Chung will interview Dr. Robin Titus, a Smith Valley doctor who reluctantly eliminated obstetrics from her rural family practice.

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