140 years ago
Does the Appeal think Columbus was an Indian, that it calls the vessel which sailed on his voyage of discovery the Pinta? Leave it to the printer brother Mighels, but be sure that in making the correction he don’t get it Pinto. — Reveille. No, we don’t think he was an Indian, but he must have known all about the Indians, for he used to live in Genoa, which is probably why he named his ship the Piute — which was the name written by us and mangled into “Pinta” by the printers — Editor.
130 years ago
Prison Tracks (continued from Wednesday). They found pieces of charcoal and a few large teeth, which evidently belonged to a human jaw. A stone war club was also found and brought to the Appeal office. It looked as if a hole had been bored in a piece of stone and a handle driven in, after which the handle had petrified. They also showed what they thought was a piece of precious metal, but on closer inspection was copper. They pushed the tunnel ahead hoping to find something of importance (continued Thursday).
100 years ago
Thanks Firemen. Doc Benton wishes to thank the firemen and citizens of this city for their able assistance in saving his barn and belongings from total destruction Tuesday.
70 years ago
Another group of enlisted men connected with the United States Army war training service program arrived in Carson to begin advanced training in flight instruction. This group completes the first fall class to be stationed in Carson.
50 years ago
The Carson High School football team has picked itself up and brushed itself off after a thrilling 7-6 loss to the Fallon Greenwave and now must get ready for a Nevada Day game against Hawthorne.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.