130 years ago
A great deal of wood is brought into the State from the lands of Alpine County, California, floated down the river in “drives.” At Empire city, in this County a mill known as the Mexican mill. This mill is worked by machinery run by water-power. The said water-power is supplied by a ditch known as “The Spanish Ditch.” Poor locals looked forward to this harvest of wood from the ditch as income. Some two or three years ago the V & T through its directors took the job away and gave it to the Chinese at a lower wage. (continued Thursday)
110 years ago
General Luther A. Buckner died at his home in Winnemucca. General Buckner was a typical Southern gentleman of the old school, brave as a lion, courteous and generous as a prince, and with a high sense of honor; which rendered it impossible for him to commit an ungentlemanly or unmanly act.
70 years ago
Assemblyman Peter A. Amodei’s bill designating October 31 as “Nevada Day” and making it a state holiday is now under consideration by the judiciary committee.
50 years ago
School lunch menu. Monday ” spaghetti and meat, buttered peas, cheese sticks, French bread, milk. Tuesday ” Barbecued wieners, corn, pudding and fruit, bread and butter, milk
20 years ago
A bill that would create a tri-county regional water district for the upper Carson River Basin was introduced by Assemblyman Ernie Alder, D-Carson City. The authority would have greater authority over a larger area.
10 years ago
Most drivers are paying attention to the reduced speed limit through Mound House and are wondering how long it will last.
– Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).