150 years ago
Another murder by Indians. Cutler, of the Humboldt Express, brings word the Indians killed a man on the divide between Paradise and Queen’s river last Sunday. Cutler came along as the circus men were burying him. We learned the marks of violence were on the body: otherwise, would suspect “the great show” had exhibited to this poor man, and that he died of an overdose; being on the divide. — Humboldt Register.
130 years ago
Hon. J.H. Dennis started for tide water this morning for the benefit of his health. He claims to be seriously troubled with “plumbago” in his back, but a friend of the major, who is also on the shady side of 50; says the only trouble experienced by old men, from lumbago, is in keeping it off the skin when blackening the hair and mustache. — Elko Independent.
100 years ago
Proud of their achievements. The crowd of Carson ball tossers who went to Virginia yesterday and brought back the bacon are very proud of their achievements and have challenged the balance of the town to produce a team which can deprive them of their laurels. On the team are Cassinelli, Johnson, Karge, Clark, O’Brien, Furlong, Horton, Woodbury and Whitaker.
70 years ago
Two sailors, one from California and one from Mississippi, paid their respects this morning to Gov. E.P. Carville in appreciation of the magnesium chest of silver donated recently by citizens of Nevada. The battleship Nevada was hit recently off Okinawa and now being repaired.
50 years ago
(Photo caption). Army Guard’s Raymond E. Sinclair and Fred T. Thompson of Carson Valley demonstrate how not to launch a radio controlled air target. The “RCAT” is the primary target for the Guard’s M-42 Duster, weighs 400 pounds, is 14 feet long and can fly up to 250 miles per hour.
30 years ago
By Kirby Nish, special to the Appeal. Come and partake in a matchless excursion into the old West for all to enjoy. Each year, a traditional trek is made between California and Nevada by drivers and spectators.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.