140 years ago
The hanging of the man Rouch by a mob on Friday evening last, Abe Rickey, in a letter from Woodford’s dated April 18, gives us these particulars: Rouch shot and killed Erickson some 15 months since. Erickson was sitting in his own saloon at Silver Mountain, playing cards, and Rouch shot him through the window. He was arraigned in Alpine County, but they couldn’t get a jury. On the way from Silver Mountain to Bridgeport, a conveyance driven by Mr. C.B. Gregory and in the company of 13 other people, a band of men about 25 in number masked and armed, called a halt to the driver, and quietly and with much deliberation took Rouch into their possession, gave him 10 minutes to prepare for death, then took him to a bridge that spans the Carson, put a rope around his neck and swung him off. It was said the homicide was from frenzied jealousy.
130 years ago
Comstock Athletes. The Olympic Club in Virginia City opened its new quarters on Saturday night with a great eclat with sparring, wrestling, etc. Steve Gillis threw D.E. McCarthy over the parallel bars, C Street rules, and Frank Wildes drew Billy McDonald through the rings. Mr. N.W. Rountree then made a Marquess of Queensbury speech and declared the gymnasium open.
100 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Neddenreip, old-time and much-respected residents of Fredricksburg, were thrown from their buggy yesterday afternoon at Minden and received injuries from which neither may recover.
70 years ago
The Ormsby County patriotic committee are in receipt of a letter of appreciation form Lieutenant William A. Houston, Jr., from “somewhere in India.” Lieutenant Houston attended the army preflight training here before being ordered to foreign duty. “Your check in the amount of two dollars has given me the comforting assurance I have not been forgotten by the many friends I made in Ormsby County,” wrote Houston.
50 years ago
The Capital Press Club, which does not allow female members, Sunday saw the only female entrant in its first annual Invitational Golf Tournament walk off with one of the top prizes — a three-day expense paid trip to the Thunderbird Hotel in Las Vegas. The winner was Mrs. Joy Hamann, a reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
30 years ago
Ed Feriance doesn’t have trouble making friends. His chocolate makes them for him.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.