Past Pages for Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 |

Past Pages for Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

The iron-clad Improvement to the county building. Mr. Torrey’s son has completed his job of putting iron doors and shutters on the west side of the county buildings. And he has done a credible piece of work that adds immensely to the safety and value of the building.

130 years ago

A worthless governor. Under this head the Enterprise aptly gives an inventory of Adams’ characteristic traits as follows: As Governor of the State he has been the merest cipher. Selfish, treacherous and cunning, he has served the money powers with his heart and the laboring powers with his tongue. Without the capacity to devise or the knowledge to execute, he has lifted to sustain the lagging industries of the State …

100 years ago

“Everybody Walk” is to be the slogan of the Democrats for the Wilson Day parade on Oct. 28, when one of the biggest demonstrations in the history of Washoe County will be pulled off. An old-time torch-light processions, is in contemplation.

70 years ago

Mrs. Sevilla Donahue, Mrs. Ruth Kelly and Miss Sadie J. Grant were hostesses at a Thimble Club party Tuesday night. After a short business meeting, which was presided over by President Beatrice Wilson, the remainder of the evening was spend playing five-hundred.

50 years ago

Among friends and neighbors who will be showing their art talents at St. Theresa’s Annual Wine Tasting Festival and Art Show this Saturday at the Carson Mall are Diane Gordon, Dr. Morgan, Norene Humphreys, Mrs. Andrew Morby, Pat Donna and Dolores Heinz.

30 years ago

A convicted murderer who was recently fired from his job at the state Controller’s Office was forcibly subdued and arrested this morning about a block away from the Capitol Complex with a .38-caliber revolver in his coat pocket.

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