Past Pages for Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 |

Past Pages for Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

Friend Mighels — Some time ago since publishing my name in your valuable newspaper, you represented me as Matt Furth, which being your first offense I overlooked. But if you will look over the new penal code, there is a very heavy penalty for the second offense, which occurred yesterday when you related my late Bullard match by giving my cognomen as Nat Furth. My proper name is Nat Furst. We have nothing further to say about the Matt-er. His name being Furst, it is natural he should object to the second offense.

130 years ago

News received by telegram last night from Candelaria that the entire town is in flames and there is no hope of saving any part of it. The only structure to survive was the fire-proof bank.

100 years ago

The highest priced pelts in American markets are silver and black fox. Word is that one is near Marlette Lake and no hunter has been able to find it. Lately, a number of hunters from Elko passed through Carson. While there they might want to spend a little time looking for Barkley’s gold ledge somewhere in the vicinity.

70 years ago

Miss Sade J. Grant, chief clerk of the local rationing board, returned to her home in Carson City yesterday after enjoying a week’s vacation in San Francisco.

50 years ago

Frank Sinatra Jr. made plans to sing again while federal authorities take three men to court as his alleged kidnappers.

30 years ago

Teresa Valdenburg, Koral Lynn Burt and Lisann Evans will dance as snowflakes and flowers in the production of the Nutcracker in Reno.

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