Past Pages April 9
130 YEARS AGO
Over at the Capitol Nevada’s State House isn’t exactly prolific of items, or at least wasn’t yesterday. The Governor’s Office was as still as a graveyard. The State Treasurer’s office we found the treasurer and a deputy preparing a scrapbook, while “Alphonse,” the first assistant janitor was cleaning fly-freshened window panes. The Deputy Controller, Mr. Dougherty, was engaged in a “gem” puzzle. The Secretary of State was absent, but his deputy was busy learning the part of a character in The Carnival of Blood. He was in no condition to be interviewed. The State Librarian, in an inquiry for an item said “nein,” and thought it not advisable to interrupt any other official in office.
100 YEARS AGO
The people of Eureka are threatened with dire disaster unless the state comes to their aid immediately. Report has it that on account of the closing of the bank, most of the people are without funds, the stores have refused them credit, and the remaining foodstuffs have trebled, with flour going for $16 for a hundred pounds. The train has been wiped out by floods and the sole communication, the Western Union telegraph wire, went out last night.
70 YEARS AGO
The forest service plans to build a new telephone line from Carson City along King’s Canyon to Spooner’s Station and then to Zephyr Cove for fire protection.
50 YEARS AGO
Carson women go to Las Vegas this weekend to compete in the state women’s bowling tournament.
20 YEARS AGO
The state’s ugliest building, the Nye Building, is being vacated this week after 40 years of service.
10 YEARS AGO
The Salvation Army’s new Thrift Store will open April 15.
• 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).