Past Pages for Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
150 Years Ago
The Death of Sheriff Smith (continued from Tuesday): Positive, outspoken and fearless, he was a man who won strong and admiring friendships and courted the enmity of those whom he opposed himself. We believe that every man, friend and enemy alike, respected his honest bearing and unmistakable manliness. Since the coming into this state of the writer of this notice, Tim Smith has been the champion and practical friend and supporter of the cause in a greater and more effective degree than anyone in this part of the state (continued on Thursday).
130 Years Ago
Music at the switch: The other day a man from the East, out looking for land in Mason Valley, stopped at Pizen Switch, and while he was sitting by the stove of a saloon reading, some cowboys passed that way. “The leader saw the stranger, and riding in on his horse, threw his lasso over the stove and started out of the saloon and up the street. The lasso was tied to the horn of the saddle and the horse dragged the stove up the street, scattering coals and stove pieces up the street. There was great hilarity among the cowboys (continued on Thursday).
100 Years Ago
The Reno News Letter of Saturday states that the story is going the rounds that Governor Boyle is preparing to resign the governorship of Nevada and enter the engineering corps of the army.
60 Years Ago
Electric Service moved into third place and shoved Dutch Mill into fourth by winning 2-1 in Lucky Strike league this week (bowling).
30 Years Ago
Carson-Tahoe Hospital officials urged the state Human Resources Department today to approve an $8.1 million remodeling project, but part of the plan was opposed by Truckee Meadows Hospital in Reno.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.