Past Pages Aug. 14
August 14, 2012
130 years ago
On Monday night an immense audience comprised of our best element filled the Opera House to witness John Tobin’s comedy, “The Honeymoon,” presented by local dramatic talent for the benefit of the Ladies’ Library. The principal magnet to attract such a fashionable audience was Miss Adele Waters.
100 years ago
How autos are used in business in Carson. All autos are not mere toys. During the summer Grover Russell has put his machine to many hard tests by using it for prospecting tours. He has taken to the sagebrush, gone over abandoned roads, and gone where teams generally go (continued on Wednesday).
70 years ago
Mrs. Sylvia Crowell Blackburn leaves today for Des Moines, Iowa, where she will enter training as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps. Experience in office and statistical work qualifies Mrs. Blackburn for special training.
50 years ago
Hank Monk, Carson City’s veteran stagecoach driver, was busy today organizing a Las Vegas Posse. “Just gotta find out if they have coffee breaks down south,” he muttered. The weather will fair tonight and tomorrow with a high of 94 and a low of 46.
20 years ago
Construction is proceeding at a frantic pace on two new schools for Carson City students. However, they may have to wait for a few weeks until the buildings are complete.
10 years ago
Five Nevada counties add Paiute and Shosone to the languages offered to voters this election season
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.