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Past Pages for Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

The Turners (Turnvereine) had a most delightful party night before last. The event was in commemoration of their anniversary. Our prediction of the character of this party was fully verified; in fact, whenever the Turners give a ball, we always predict a splendid entertainment. The Turners can always be relied on not to do anything they undertake by halves.

130 years ago

The Greeley Party sailed July 7, 1881, a few days after President Garfield was shot. Last news received at St. John was encouraging, and they believed he had recovered. Two years elapsed during which they were utterly cut off from communication. Meager scraps of news came in the form of wrapping paper, which they eagerly scanned. President Arthur was alluded to. The word “dude” appeared in print. This was a stunner; they never heard it before. One of the first interrogatories from the throats of the feeble survivors as they approached the rescue party was, “What is a dude?”

100 years ago

The Republicans played to a capacity house at the Grand last night, but the enthusiasm failed to appear in the doses that were promised, and to that fact that the two main speakers, George Springmeyer and Hon. Sam Platt, were native sons. Arguments they prepared to the “grilling” of opponents fell flat as pancakes.

70 years ago

The Rambler by Wes Davis. Ellis J. Folsom, candidate for the assembly from Ormsby County, comes forth with a good idea. He wants to start a fresh movement to make Nevada citizens “conscious” of their state capital. Nevada’s capital, though small, should be highly improved and strictly modern, that the whole state may use it and be proud of it.

60 years ago

Raymond A. Smith, an official of Harolds Club, has been appointed commander of the Nevada wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Smith succeeds Col. Newton H. Crumley of Elko.

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