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Past Pages for Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

A Sabbath breaker in trouble (continued from Tuesday). The culprit was finally seized and locked up in the station house, where he spent the night. We saw him there yesterday morning. He is a tall, red whispered man, dressed like a miner or teamster, and, when we saw him, seemed to be under the effects of a prolonged spree. We should judge from the looks of him that he was just on the verge of, if not suffering with, an attack of mania a potu. We guess it was bad whisky and not inherent viciousness in the man that prompted this very unbecoming conduct.

130 years ago

The hyphenated newspapers, common throughout the country, are now called upon to admit to their ranks a curious combination published at Red Gulch, Ariz. The original publication was the Red Gulch Dam; the rival newspaper was the Red Gulch Fool. The two have been consolidated under a hyphenated title, presenting a startling combination that calls for mile protests, even in Arizona. — Times-Review

100 years ago

Yesterday Manager Balfard of the Grand theater and his operator, in accordance with their program, went down to the prison and showed the pictures screened in the opera house the night before to the assembled convicts. The entertainment was very highly appreciated. Some of the men confined in the prison had been there so long that the invention and perfection of the movie idea has taken place since their incarceration.

70 years ago

Preparations are complete today for one of the largest sporting events of its kind in Nevada history — the Snowshoe Thompson ski meet — to be held tomorrow at Spooner’s summit.

50 years ago

A paint can fell from a truck at Washoe Hill on U.S. 395 yesterday afternoon, setting off a three-car accident that sent five passengers to Washoe Medical Center for treatment.

30 years ago

Stricter wood stove emission standards similar to those enforced in Washoe County may be adopted in Carson City.

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