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Past Pages for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

Valentine’s Day: We guess there was no general observance of the customs which obtain on St. Valentine’s Day here yesterday. We only know of one billy ducks being received. Our carrier got that. It don’t set him up much. It wouldn’t look very sweetly in print. Oh! I was an awful blast!

130 years ago

A “sensible” woman, as Dr. Abernathy would have called her, was discovered by a shy man, who made her rather an original proposal. He bought a wedding ring and sent it to the lady, inclosing a sheet of note paper with the brief question, “Does it fit?” By return of post he received for an answer, “Beautifully.”

100 years ago

The entire community of Carson was shocked last evening when the news was received that the beloved Rev. Father Garland of this city had died in Reno. Father Garland had been in poor health ever since last Christmas.

70 years ago

Purchased last November from the Yosemite Valley railway, a shiny, all-steel mail car, first ever to run over its historic tracks, will this month go into service for the Virginia and Truckee railway.

50 years ago

(Photo caption) End of the road: Recent heavy snow and rain is blamed for the collapse of this segment of Lompa Lane. Water from adjacent fields flooded the road, washing out the sand surface.

30 years ago

Energy Secretary John Herrington said Wednesday that work could resume on the search for an Eastern nuclear waste dump site as soon as this summer.

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