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Carson City Past Pages for Tuesday, Aug. 13

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

Huge — Sixteen oxen groaned along Carson street yesterday carrying along to Rosser’s new building an immense section of mountain pine from the summit regions measuring sixteen feet in length, five feet nine in diameter at one end, and five feet six at the other. This huge log is to be cut up into meat blocks for Rosser’s new butcher shop.

130 years ago

It is said that some of the California riflemen are coming up here next week to practice at the Carson range. The boys in California are a bit afraid of the Nevada team.

100 years ago

The Truckee River General Electric Co. began work on the Pine Grove power line again this week. Thirty men are now busy digging holds and planting poles. The line is now at Wilson Station, some 10 miles south of Yerington.

70 years ago

The war department begins tomorrow assigning 4,500 furloughed soldiers into western nonferrous metals mine industry to relieve the shortage of critical metals.

50 years ago

The 11 top administrators of Nevada State Government met this morning with Gov. Grant Sawyer in the first of a series of closed sessions to discuss state policies without public scrutiny.

30 years ago

Lt. Gov. Robert Cashell confirms he is changing to the Republican Party, saying the Democrats are just too liberal.

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