Past Pages for Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Trent Dolan
Spain’s Francisco Franco died of heart failure after 36 years in power.

150 years ago

Chief Birdsall is in town. He looks blooming and serene, notwithstanding the excitement yesterday in preventing Sheriff C–h of S–y County from accomplishing his designs upon a lonely traveler in the neighborhood of halfway house, who with but three bits in his pockets was about to “stand and deliver” when Birdsall came along. He swears he saved Chief C–k from getting a thrashing from the three bit man.

130 years ago

Sutro; continued from Tuesday. It was one determined man with right on his side, fighting for his rights against the combined interests of the grandest combination of capital ever seen on this coast, and missed up in the combination were some of the most sagacious cliques of robbers that ever fed upon the vitals of California and Nevada. (Continued on Thursday).

100 years ago

Matt Farrell, under the instructions of Gov. Boyle, has cleared the snow from around the big Christmas tree in the state Capitol Grounds and has placed a large box which is plentifully supplied with broken-up bread and wheat for the birds which cannot obtain food.

70 years ago

The Silver Service of the battleship USS Nevada should be restored to this state when the veteran fighting ship is used as a target for atomic bomb tests, in the opinion of former Sen. asker L. Oddie.

50 years ago

A lot of expensive glassware has broken out with pockmarks around Carson City lately. Pellet guns in one form or another are in irresponsible hands, according to Chief of Police Bob Humphrey.

30 years ago

Televisions were on an average of seven hours, 10 minutes in American households last year and free TV in the fourth quarter made its first gains since the cable boom of the 1980s began, according to the Television Bureau of Advertising.

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