Past Pages for Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016

150 years ago

Locked up: A disciple of John Barleycorn who had become rather obstreperous was dragged off to the station house last evening by Constable Bollen. That’s right. Do so again, good Mr. Officer, every time you catch ‘em. No business to get drunk. Him, or anybody else.

130 years ago

The army of loafers, sneak-thieves, opium fiends and bummers is gathering again in Reno, and the jail is kept crowded all the time. An average of 15 have slept there every night this month and have been fed by the taxpayers. Some of these men are ready for any bad deed, so long as it is not too dangerous. — Gazette

100 years ago

Victor Barron, the convict at the state prison who was shot while attempting to escape from that institution and was thought to have been mortally wounded, will live.

70 years ago

An estimated 4,060 calls, both long distance and local, are made every day by Carson City telephone users, R.W. Bruce, district manager of the Bell Telephone company of Nevada, said today.

50 years ago

Twenty squawking camels galloped down a dusty side street in Nevada’s most famous old mining town this weekend to launch the annual Virginia City Camel Races, drawing crowds of Nevadans and tourists from through the state.

30 years ago

(Photo caption) Mayor Dan Flammer today attended his first meeting of the Board of Supervisors since undergoing open heart surgery June 17. He plans on continuing despite health problems.

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


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