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Past Pages 6/18

by Trent Dolan

130 years ago

(Continued from yesterday) They fortified themselves with a soda cocktail each. “I must run home first for my shot gun,” said Driesbach. “Never mind,” replied Duncan, “we’ll get arms at the Carson Guard Armory.” With three or four more of the usual habitues of the Sheriff’s office, the excited peace makers armed themselves with rifles and proceeded in the direction of where they expected to find the vigilantes, who they thought to encounter in the act of hanging a half dozen desperadoes (continued tomorrow)

100 years ago

“Bordy” is married. Arthur W. Bordewich and Miss Agnes Cutts were married this morning and left for Lake Tahoe. Bordewich is well known in this city and is the press superintendent of the state printing office. “Bordy” refused to stand for rice and old shoes at the train this evening. They are off for as far as Mexico before they return to this city.

70 years ago

The Nevada Diamond Jubilee Commission, through memoranda issued by Thomas C. Wilson, secretary, has specified uses for which funds will be allotted for observance of Nevada’s 75th anniversary of admission to statehood.

50 years ago

An official piece of “missile mail” has been received by Gov. Grant Sawyer. The letter, containing a message from Postmaster Gen. Arthur E. Summerfield, was aboard the Regulus I rocket fired recently from the USS Barbero. In his message to Sawyer, Summerfield said the event was “a milestone in the use of guided missiles for communicating between peoples of the earth.” It was the first time rockets have been used to transport U.S. Mails.

20 years ago

A Senate committee has voted 6-1 to approve a bill erasing a 70-year-old ban on water meters in the Reno-Sparks area.

10 years ago

Nugget co-owner Howard Adams, who has owned the Nugget Casino with his brother Hop since 1957, died Thursday in Idaho. He was 90.

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