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Carson City Past Pages for Sunday, Aug. 4

Trent Dolan

140 Years Ago

Yesterday afternoon at a quarter to six the town was alarmed by the harrowing whistle of two locomotives at the V&T Depot. The signal was not understood until it had been continued for several minutes when the Warren and Curry engine companies hurried to the depot. The Yerington flume, a mile and a half west of the depot was on fire…and in 20 minutes was a mass conflagration. (continued on Tuesday).

130 Years Ago

The fishing up at the Lake is not as good as usual now, the trout seeking deep water on account of the heat. About the only good fishing is at the Hot Springs and McKinney’s, where the water is deep enough to be cool. The trout are wonderfully sensitive thermometers.

100 Years Ago

Congressman Baker of California has asked for an appropriation of $5,000 to investigate the feasibility of extracting rubber from sagebrush.

70 Years Ago

Ken’s Flyers, the leaders of the second half score of the Carson City softball league, meet the Rotarians tonight.

50 Years Ago

Two easterners and five Nevadans — including two Carson City residents — died in automobile accidents last weekend.

30 Years Ago

Tahoe Beer, brewed by the Carson Brewing Company may soon relocate its distillery to the Carson City area.

Trent Dolan is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.