Carson City Past Pages for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 |

Carson City Past Pages for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

Police Court. Five cases before his honor — old drunks, threats to kill, etc., with the morning session mainly devoted to the War in Africa. The big case of the day was that of Paul Crosswell, arrested on the charge of threatening to kill on sight one Sam W. Williams, who had become enamored with Crosswell’s wife.

130 years ago

On Friday morning the passenger train from Virginia City came very near being ditched by the displacement of a rail. Tom Clarke was on the engine and noticed the rail being half the distance out of line and hit the brakes. Superintendent Yerington offers $100 for information …

100 years ago

Auto travel by night. One of the peculiar features noticed this summer is the fact that many of the California auto parties come down from the Lake at night. There is hardly an evening that passes that a party of tourists drop down the grade and land in this city. Just why night travel is preferable is a question.

70 years ago

The state department of health has received inquiries taking salt tablets on very hot days to compensate for the body’s loss of this substance through excessive sweating. The department advises that in doubtful instances, the counsel of the family physician should be obtained.

50 years ago

Charles H. Russell, former governor of Nevada, has been named director of development at the University of Nevada.

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

30 years ago

Plans to create a regional park extending from the Spooner Summit area down to the Carson River are underway. The Clear Creek Regional Park Association is in the process of filing paperwork to become a non-profit, non-stock corporation.