Past Pages for Thursday, April 17, 2014
140 years ago
No school this week. Too many Easter eggs for that, you know.
130 years ago
The Nevada Life Stock Association recently formed has surprised a good many people who up to recently did not realize that the cattle industry in Nevada had reached such dimensions. The Association is now taking steps to protect all dealers, and cattle thieves had better give the sage brush a wide berth from this on.
100 years ago
Approximately 60,000 sheep will be sheared at the Elko shearing pens this season. Work began Saturday and has been rushed since then. One band of 3,500 sheep was sheared Saturday.
70 years ago
Three hundred men will be affected by a new order by the Nevada state selective service commission sending Nevada registrants under 26 to Fort Douglas, Utah, for pre-induction physical examinations.
50 years ago
The “Centennial Belles,” who were organized recently under the sponsorship of the Nevada Centennial Committee, have a full schedule of appearances in the next several weeks, G.W. Russell announced this week.
30 years ago
If the city wants to pay for several proposed projects from tire equipment to a senior citizens center through general obligation bonds it will have to decide soon to get the proposals on the election ballots.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.