Past Pages April 7
130 YEARS AGO
Yesterday forenoon a man named Oliff Otto Fremont, one of Carson’s well-known characters, was found dead in an outhouse back of the Muller Hotel. Mr. Brule represented Fremont as being sober when he went to retire for the night, which was unusual for a man of notoriously dissipated habits. Coroner Foster held an inquest and attributed the cause of death to the bursting of a blood vessel of the brain. He was a good natured sort of fellow, of no particular good to himself or to the world generally, and was harmless even in his cups.
100 YEARS AGO
At the MacDonald Theater tonight: His Lucy Day, Cupids Four Darts, Rapids and Falls at Tanford, Sweden, Modern Algeria, The Dog Detective, and Sky Light Seat at the Theater. Mr. Howard will sing the illustrated song: “Excuse me, Teacher.”
70 YEARS AGO
Awards have been announced by Scoutmaster Grant Rice to members of Boy Scout Troop 33 at the civic auditorium with Eddie Marriage, Kenneth Snyder, William Brush, Bill Williams, Walter Bain, Vincent Samproni, Walter Gravelle, Larry Jeppson and Charles Marriage receiving
50 YEARS AGO
At the Sky-Vue Drive In Theater: Fort Massacre with Joel MaCrae plus Thunder Road with Robert Mitchum.
20 YEARS AGO
A clown with the Moscow Circus disappeared after the show closed here this weekend. The case has been turned over to police.
10 YEARS AGO
The Carson Treatment Center will receive a $27,500 grant from the Smallwood Foundation to help fund a social worker who helps clients get work after they leave the center.
• 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).