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Past Pages for Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

(Continued from Tuesday). He almost laughed outright when "dead, dead, dead," was repeated the last time. When the paper was read, he said, "Give me a little wine, Thomas," referring to Tom Condon, the deputy sheriff. He then spoke and produced an argument of considerable length as would be extracted from a speech delivered in the Senate of California … the argument, was strange to say, considering the man's spiritualistic belief. (Continued on Thursday).

130 years ago

Wild horses have become so numerous on the plains that some of the stockmen in the vicinity of Cheyenne have organized a hunting party whose object will be to thin them out. The hunters are provided long range rifles, fleet ponies and supplies and forage for all winter. They will endeavor to make a clean job of it.

100 years ago

"Welfare in the Skies," a most marvelous screen of war dramas and presents to our astonishment vision possibilities of the aeroplane in the warfare of present and future. The cast includes Anders Randolf, Early Williams, Edith Story and Gaston Mervale at the Grand Tonight.

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70 years ago

Highway 50 is closed. U.S. Highway number 50 is blocked by snow between Kyburz and Myers and may be closed to traffic for the remainder of the year.

60 years ago

Christmas dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lester O. Groth were Maude Gillson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Colman, Clarence Hannagen, Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Groth and Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. George Groth and children, Christine, Gayle, Aileen and Kelly.

50 years ago

Two local women were among those receiving merit certificates for attainment of Stenotype speeds at the Institute of Stenotype in Sacramento. Claudia Anderson and Karen Cole were the winners.

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