120 Years Ago
When the prehistoric tracks at the State Prison were first discovered, Dan De Quille advanced the theory that they were of a giant sloth. Now eastern scientist Professor Marsh holds the same view.
100 Years Ago
Thanksgiving at the Briggs House. Tired housewives will take dinner at the Briggs… full menu. The big time of the season happens tonight at Empire. There is to be a masque ball. There is nothing quite like a masque ball to wind up Thanksgiving Day. There will be one of the largest attendance that ever graced the polished floor of Wiggins Hall in years.
70 Years Ago
An immense steam shovel was brought up last week from San Francisco for work on the highway between Spooner’s Station and Incline. It crashed 400 feet to the bottom of the fill after driver Tom Freeland had backed it to allow traffic to pass. He barely jumped off as soft dirt gave way.
50 Years Ago
Old-time Virginia & Truckee Railroad employee Joseph Marin died of a heart attack while at work for Sierra Pacific Power Co. He lived for many years on V&T property near Dayton Highway and was a native of Romita, Mexico. He leaves wife, Hazel; son, Bill; and daughters Margaret, Josephine and Marceline.
20 Years Ago
Doloris Palazzolo is a Carson City representative for the state of Nevada Employee Association members in the Carson-City Reno area, the SNEA has announced.
10 Years Ago
U.S. Bank has named Darlene L. Berry as branch manager of its Gardnerville office. A longtime Carson City resident, she is an active participant in the chamber, Soroptimists and many more groups, including the Nevada State Railroad Museum.