Past Pages April 1
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Miss Sally Crumripple, a Nevada Street society belle, has just finished a rare design in vines, some seven varieties of creeper on a stove pipe. The stove is decorated with beautiful grass and looks so real, it is inviting even when red hot. A few days ago a young gentleman who called was so impressed he sat down upon it. He will now bear the words: “Parlor Range No. 4” on his person for life, not as a decorative, but of the Vegas iron foundries from where it was made.
100 YEARS AGO
The action of Governor Dickerson has been commended by Governor Kitchen of North Carolina. Dickerson refused Friday a scheme to buy municipal bonds, deemed worthless, that would have put one state against another.
70 YEARS AGO
Plans are underway to install lighting on the football field for baseball. Under the plan submitted by Sierra Pacific Power, the field will be lighted under a “pay as you go” system with lighting for night games as needed.
50 YEARS AGO
Joe Conforte’s Triangle Ranch in Storey County is burned to the ground as a public nuisance.
20 YEARS AGO
Carson City officials say they are prepared to evoke eminent domain to secure the land under the V&T shops, but without money in the bank, they’re knights without a white horse.
10 YEARS AGO
The century-old Quilici Ranch in Dayton lost its shop today. A fire started before noon and took down the entire ancient wood and tin building.
• 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).