150 years ago
An unoccupied frame house in the northwest part of the city belonging to Miss Clapp of the Sierra Institute caught fire yesterday and was completely destroyed. The fire department got on the ground in good time, but due to high winds blowing, it was pretty much burned up by the time they got there. Through their efforts and citizens who brought buckets of water, Mr. George Chedic’s house was saved. Mr. George Lewis very kindly invited the firemen to his house and moistened their fatigue with a liberal supply of wine, etc. Miss Clapp’s loss of $600 was covered by insurance.
130 years ago
All sorts. Scarlet fever is said to have made its appearance in this city. It was rumored last evening that Reno was burning, but a dispatch stated it was tall grass at Washoe Lake. Steel jewelry is again coming into vogue. We noticed a man in charge of Warden Bell the other day starting for prison, with some of it on his wrist. It looked quite durable, and we think it ought to become quite fashionable in this section.
100 years ago
Tyrone Power, the famous star whose wonderful portrayal of the drain man in “The Servant in the House” thrilled the whole country, makes his first appearance in motion pictures in the society play, “Aristocracy,” tomorrow night at the Grand.
70 years ago
The V&T this week announced opening to the public of its machine shop facilities, filling a long-felt need in the Carson City area. Job and custom work is now being done at the shops, where there are complete facilities for welding and general machine work.
50 years ago
A 53-year-old Carson City woman became the city’s first traffic fatality of the year when she was struck in a crosswalk early Wednesday morning. Mrs. Rose Grace Wilson was pronounced dead on arrival. This was the first traffic fatality in Carson City since October 1964.
30 years ago
Cactus Jack’s Casino is taking exception to team players who tie up gambling machines while waiting for the big payoff. In fact, General Manager Ron Piersanti will run a newspaper ad telling teams not to patronize his casino.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.