130 years ago
Last Sunday John Allan’s stage failed to connect from Virginia City to this place until late in the afternoon. The trouble was first with the steamer on Walker Lake, which found waters too rough and had to lay to for several hours, and then again the gorged ice on the Walker River. The devil thinks it was because the stage had to go by way of Pine Grove.
110 years ago
The Dispatch says a petition is being circulated requesting the Legislature to pass an act to bond the town of Wadsworth in the sum of $15,000. The money is to be used in building a brick schoolhouse.
70 years ago
Owner of car keys and key retainer found in Carson may recover the articles by calling the Appeal office, identifying property and paying for this advertisement.
50 years ago
A bill to abolish the state department of economic development, created by the 1955 legislature, was introduced in the assembly today. Jack J. Hunter, Jr. (D-Elko) introduced the measure.
20 years ago
Carson City’s Board of Supervisors will begin meetings with an invocation. The intent of the invocation is to set a column tone for the meetings.
10 years ago
A new flood warning system is in place for the Carson River thanks to a $10,000 block grant capable of measuring water flow and capacity.
– 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).