150 years ago
A brutal murder: The Reese River Reveille relates the following: We learn from Mr. H. B. Blake that a Shoshone Indian killed a Squaw yesterday at a place called Florence, three miles southeast of Canon City, Big Creek, Nev. The savage ruffian charged the poor wretch with having stolen his flour and raised his rifle and deliberately shot her. When our informant left the place, the body of the Squaw laid where it had fallen. These are the cowardly brutes that enlist the liveliest sympathies of the people of the East.
130 years ago
Grand gathering of the clans: There will be a grand gathering of the clans, “Highland and Lowland, far and near,” at Treadway’s Park, Carson, a week from today. On that day, the Caledonian Club of Storey County will hold its 11th annual picnic.
100 years ago
Tonight at the Grand will be presented the pleasing Paramount program, featuring the famous star, Maclyn Arbuckle, in “Boss” Hoke’s personal version of Frank Grandell’s sensational defeat for mayor, “The Reform Candidate.” See real politicians do politics. A stirring political romance.
70 years ago
Gov. Vail Pittman left today for Elko, where he will attend a two-day meeting of stockmen in that city. From Elko the state chief executive may drive to Las Vegas for a tentatively planned meeting of the Colorado River Commission.
30 years ago
The solemn selection process of the 29 people begins an expected year-long probe into various financial operations of Carson City government as addressed in a successful petition drive earlier this year calling for such an investigation.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.