150 Years Ago
A street whipping affray: Yesterday afternoon a stout teamster commenced striking, with a large mule whip, a thick set, oldish man, a Norwegian who keeps a hay yard in the lower end of town. He continued beating him while the two men while they ran from near Driesbach’s store to G. T. Davis store, where the hay man took refuge from his persecutor. It was a most brutal, fierce and relentless exhibition of passion.
130 Years Ago
Rapping for the dead: How the imprisoned miners telegraphed their condition: One of the saddest sounds that come from a mine is when the imprisoned miners know on the face of the drift to tell the outsiders how many of the imprisoned party are dead. The rock conducts sound for some distance, and it is a custom with miners who are shut up and dying to communicate with the outside world by hammering on the rock.
100 Years Ago
The Flag! When the national flag and another fly from the same pole there should be double halyards, one for each flag. When the flag is used as a banner, that is, suspended on a rope across a street, it should be placed an equal distance between the curbs and the union, should fly to the north in streets running east and west and to the east in streets running north and south.
70 Years Ago
A prominent Nevada sheep rancher and his wife were instantly killed yesterday afternoon when a light monoplane in which they were riding crashed to a runway shortly after taking off from the Tahoe-Douglas airport. Dead are Arnold Aldax, 32, and his wife, Lois Aldax, of Gardnerville.
50 Years Ago
(Photo caption) Safety Town: School is starting early for these youngsters attending the traffic control summer session sponsored by the Carson City Police Department. Pictured is Gene Warren, Johnny Dunn, Dwight Burr and Dale Burr.
30 Years Ago
A property tax and room rate hike may be in the future for Carson City, after recent legislation gave the Board of Supervisors the power to increase taxes.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.