150 years ago
Arrest of a jail breaker: Johnny Blair, one of the men who broke jail in Virginia on Saturday last, was arrested yesterday morning at Woodford’s station. We understand that the jailer, Gregory, who was beaten over the head by a bottle in the hands of Blair, at the time he and the Frenchman Le Fevre made their escape, lies in a very critical condition.
140 years ago
Pay Loong Cheung: Yesterday was quite a gala day among the Chinese residents, a May festival called by them “Pah Loong Cheung,” which in their native country is celebrated by regatta and other aquatic sports. The water being very low in the ditch, this part of the festivities were dispensed with here. The Celestials made it lively for the chicken market yesterday, and every ‘cackler’ in town for sale was gobbled up for the feast. — Eureka Sentinel
100 years ago
A large crowd witnessed an interesting baseball game at Valley Park grounds yesterday afternoon, between the Carson City and prison teams. The grandstands were crowded and interest in the game was maintained from start to finish. The prison team gained a good lead early in the first inning and the Carson boys evened it up in the seventh inning 7 to 7. The final score was 10 to 8 in favor of the prison team.
70 years ago
Newly elected officers of the Carson City Lions Club took office yesterday afternoon at a regular meeting of the group at the Hot Springs with Ike Cochran being installed as president.
50 years ago
Jerry Woods of Carson City and rookie Don Hickman of Modesto, scored big upsets in T-Car’s “Indy Tribute” racing program Saturday evening as some 3,400 fans looked on.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.