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Past Pages March 11

Trent Dolan

130 YEARS AGO

The governor has approved the opium law, passed by the late legislature and goes into effect at once. The police will now arrest anyone of any color caught in the act of smoking, or have the implements in his or her possession. All offenders will be rightly dealt with.

100 YEARS AGO

A local recorder of weather states that up to date in Virginia City there has been 108 inches of snow since the 10th of January. The “back in ’59” boys” will have to scratch their heads a long time to beat it.

70 YEARS AGO

City officials are outraged over the failure of some Carson residents in keeping the city dump in good condition. If users cooperate, more money can be used for street improvements.

50 YEARS AGO

“Plunging headlong into the icy blackness of the unexplored. Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho with Anthony Perkins and Vera Miles at the Carson Theater.”

20 YEARS AGO

As part of a spring cleaning of political arcana including making Spanish American war veterans ineligible for government appointment and to stop the old practice of a coin toss to determine the state’s chief justice, Nevada lawmakers today voted to scrap a state mandate that ensured voting rights of former slaves.

10 YEARS AGO

When Esther Lyman found herself being attacked by two pit bulls, foremost in her mind was the safety of her 5-month-old.

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