130 years ago
Gussie Taylor, a five year old youngster in Tuscarora, fell into an old prospect shaft, some 18 feet, while playing the other day. There was about six feet of water in the shaft near the lower end of front street. There was fortunately a piece of bailing rope fastened to a timber on the surface and suspended down the shaft. His cries brought a couple of men to his relief. The dripping urchin was brought to the surface apparently none the worse for his involuntary bath.
110 years ago
It has been disclosed that while the American soldiers were starving in their camps near Santiago, provisions were rotting in the holds of vessels sent expressly to Cuba with supplies for the army. Over one thousand tons of edibles that should have been landed near Santiago were still on a boat in New York. It appears the War Department was conducting the war on political methods devised by Secretary Alger. The result is a long death roll from starvation and neglect transforming young patriots to a condition that is fully deplorable.
70 years ago
Many Ormsby County voters have the mistaken idea that this county is entitled to two assembly candidates and both candidates are certain of election. Ormsby only elects one senator and one assemblyman to the legislature. There are two candidates for the one office, Chester Newham, Democrat, and Peter A. Amodei, Republican.
50 years ago
A clinic to discuss the possibility of a library supported by Carson City and Ormsby County will be conducted here Sept. 22. The all day session has been scheduled by the state librarian to discuss a survey of public library service in Nevada.
20 years ago
University of Nevada-Reno officials say they are asking for a bailout for the Lawlor Events center if it continues running in the red.
10 years ago
Mary Elizabeth Leflore Butler and Norman Harry Butler, Carson City residents for the past 21 years, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.