Past Pages for Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

Schimerhorn keeping the town alive: Our neighbors express it when they say, "If we only had 20 Schimerhorns here, the town would be 20 times as much alive." The fact is Schimerhorn got out the Enterprise Band yesterday and set them to stating the fact in very melodious notes that the shooting match was still going on at the Race Track. P.S. Just after the above was written, Schimerhorn and the Band paid us a visit — up home. When they went away, they acted as if they had lubricated the paces that make the music flow. Thanks.

130 years ago

It is fortunate that Moses was not a lawyer. Had he been, he would have remained on top of Mount Sinai to this day, moving for continuances on the court's order to hand down the Commandments to the public. — Post

100 years ago

The latest report from Jarbridge on the stage hold up and murder of driver F.M. Search, came over the wire this afternoon. Sheriff Joe Harris phoned to say three had been arrested and are in custody.

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70 years ago

Mrs. Troy Williams and Miss Louise Glover were hostesses Saturday at a stork shower honoring Mrs. Nelson Glover. Games wee played during the evening, with prizes awarded to Mrs. Dane Bullentini, Mrs. William Lewis, Mrs. William Schmidt and Mrs. Earl Williams.

50 years ago

Air Force officials knew Maj. William J. Knight broke a record on his latest X-15 rocket plane flight, but now they know he really fractured it. Knight pushed the black craft to 4,233 miles an hour.

30 years ago

Welfare in Nevada is no gravy train. Families existing on Aid to Dependent Children assistance worry whether they have money for the light bill more than buying a new car.

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