October 6, 2012
130 years ago
The latest reported wonder of the Yellowstone National Park is a natural gold-plating apparatus, in the shape of a geyser. It is said that a piece of metal held in the geyser is plated with a durable thickness of gold. The Salt Lake Tribune is responsible for the truth of this report.
100 years ago
A wreck of a runaway train on the main line of the Southern Pacific near Newcastle on Friday night proved to be more serious than first reported. A carload of dynamite was thrown on the edge of a 75-foot embankment.
70 years ago
William Patrick Hitler, 31, a British subject, has been rejected for military service because the American army does not like his uncle Adolf.
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50 years ago
The Carson City Sheriff’s department showed it means business by confiscating five bicycles for 30 days. Bicyclists are warned not to ride double, to stop at stop signs, not to ride against traffic and not to leave bicycles lying on sidewalks. Bicycles must also have licenses.
20 years ago
An elementary school remained closed after an old mining shaft collapsed in Virginia City. Hugh Gallagher Elementary School Principal Kay Walker said it was a miracle no one was injured.
10 years ago
A last minute twist in competition forced five Carson High School teachers to shave their heads as part of Homecoming revelry.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.