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Past Pages for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

The ball at Empire tonight: Let it be borne in mind by lovers of the dance that the grand ball at Dutch Nick’s, Empire, will take place this evening. We are informed that extensive preparations have been made for the occasion. Good music and an elegant supper will be provided.

130 years ago

Seven inches of snow fell in San Francisco yesterday and it is causing great excitement down there. There was also quite a fall in the Sacramento Valley.

100 years ago

Struck it rich: It was reported in town yesterday that Ed Hummel, who has been operating a sense at Silver, has struck it rich. The story is to the effect that while driving a crosscut he encountered a ledge five feet in thickness that sampled $60 in gold and silver clear across.

70 years ago

The county courthouse janitor’s salary received a $25 boost today as commissioners agreed to raise Paul Pieretti’s wages from $140 a month to $165.

50 years ago

Nevada Selective Service Director said Friday the physical and moral standards set by the defense department to determine draft eligibility are too high. Col. Addison Millard told the Reno area Federal Executive Council a moral rejection might be based on a minor law violation.

30 years ago

A convicted murderer who fought attempts to stave off his execution by lethal injection was found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide, Nevada State Prison officials announced today. The body of Dennis L. Hogue, 26, was found sitting on the floor of his single cell during a routine check. He had used a nylon cord from a laundry bag which he tied around a window know and his neck.

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