Past Pages April 2
130 YEARS AGO
The Gale: The wind storm that visited Carson yesterday was the most severe that visited the city in quite some time. C.W. Friend said the wind averaged 32 miles per hour, but at times blew for 10 minutes at 40 mph. Many believed it blew at 600 mph. The dust blew and gravel stones were thrown in the face of pedestrians like hailstones. In several instances women were blown from their feet.
100 YEARS AGO
A competency board will be formed to see if Indians are qualified to be citizens. (The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 granted U.S. citizenship entirely to native Americans).
70 YEARS AGO
E.W. Randle of San Francisco stopped by town yesterday to see if Carson City would be a good location for a J.C. Penney Store.
50 YEARS AGO
Hubert Tecumsch Miller, 101, is hired as a census taker in Death Valley.
20 YEARS AGO
Several years of drought combined with optimum conditions will bring about the worst Mormon cricket invasion in 50 years, but farmers and ranchers know the story line is non-fiction. In northeast Nevada, crickets number more than 100 per square yard, eating everything in their path.
10 YEARS AGO
Art Bell, a nationally-syndicated talk show host and resident of Pahrump, says he’s retiring forever.
• 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).