140 years ago
Abraham Curry (continued from Sunday). The procession was led by a brass band followed by his family, his associates, employees of the Mint, Masonic brethren, a large contingent from Virginia City and Gold Hill, the three Carson fire engine companies followed by 50 vehicles of all sorts. Following were two vehicles filled with Chinese including the daughter doctor Ah Kee (continued on Wednesday).
130 years ago
The Lyon and Esmeralda land slide comes up in Supreme Court next week. Trout are beginning to bite again in the Carson and at Lake Tahoe. The duck shooting is “banging up” at Washoe Lake, and wild geese are also pretty plenty. Jonathan Saffell, “Old Reliable,” leaves for California today to take part in the shooting tournament at Shell Mound.
100 years ago
For several years, an eyesore and nuisance in the way of a wash house has been conducted on one of the principal blocks of the city, opposite the Arlington Hotel (Nugget). The residents have done their utmost to have the old shack torn down and the business moved to some other part of the city. Now we find the business is going to move just two doors down. It is a place where the unwanted congregate for opium and possibly liquor. It is an issue where all are interested.
70 years ago
A cargo training plane taking off from Reno Army Air Base yesterday crashed and burned on the field with all crew members escaping. This is the fourth accident in the last month.
50 years ago
Punt, Pass and Kick football winners have been announced by Archie Pozzi. A father and son banquet will be held to honor eight-year-olds Kenneth Carvin, Jack Luhrs and Larry Giurlani. Nine-year-old winners were William Duensing, Richard Frederick and Daryl Crawford. Ten-year-old winners were Stephan C. Sam, Robert Carvin, and James Foster. Eleven-year-old winners were Paul Hovan, Issac Lee Steele and Micheal E. Lott.
30 years ago
A Mound House representative to the Dayton Advisory Board appealed to Mound House residents to take a more active role in solving community problems. Lyon County Commissioner Joe Richie said, “If you don’t come poke us and tell us what you want, how are we going to know?”
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.