Past Pages for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017

150 years ago

Observation on the weather: An old settler says that for the last 17 years the weather during the month of February, on the Pacific Coast, has generally been the pleasantest of any month in the year. And the present month bids fair to be so no exception to the general rule.

130 years ago

Senator Briggs has introduced a bill to encourage the construction of a railroad in the Southern portion of the State of Nevada. This is the Nevada Southwestern Railroad Company, the road to pass from the eastern to the western boundaries of the state.

100 years ago

On Friday evening in the Orphan’s Home gymnasium, there will be an interesting and lively game of basketball between the boys and girls team of Carson High School and the boys and girls team of the Home.

70 years ago

Any woman working more than eight hours in any day would be given a mandatory 30-minute lunch period between the third and fifth hours of just employment under the terms of a bill introduced in the Assembly Friday.

50 years ago

The climate is right for introduction of a bill to allow voters to determine whether Sparks and Reno should merge, Assemblyman Thomas Kean, R-Reno, said today.

30 years ago

Advocates for mobile home renters and owners reached a truce today on legislation that would require landlords to make safety corrections within 24 hours.

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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