Past Pages Dec. 16
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
(Continued from Wednesday) One of Winnemucca’s chiefs dashed past him, refusing to obey orders and the last chance for amicable settlement was lost. “We drove them back like cattle,” said one of the Indians, “and gave them no chance to stand.” The whites rallied in attempt to kill the chief that drove the attack when Meredith was killed and then the attorney, Spear. The whites moved quickly 16 miles to Wadsworth (continued on Friday).
100 YEARS AGO
“We keep our own cow,” explained the hostess proudly. “So we’re sure of our milk.” “Well,” interrupted the small son of the guest, sitting down with his glass, “Somebody’s stung you with a sour cow.”
70 YEARS AGO
The story of desert benevolence to a stranded old couple with a Nevada setting, will be the Old Ranger’s true story over the next broadcast of “Death Valley Days.” The story was told of the plight of the couple at a stone cabin. Residents of Tonopah rallied to help the couple until the woman was well enough to move on.
50 YEARS AGO
The lower Carson river has increased in temperature to the point where trout can no longer live in the stream, a state fish and game commissioner told the Lions Club. As a result, the stream is being poisoned for rough fish and will soon be stocked with channel catfish and smallmouth bass.
20 YEARS AGO
New Year’s Eve revelers will not be able to celebrate this year on Highway 50 at Stateline. The move was because of hostile and violent crowds, injuries and vehicle damages.
10 YEARS AGO
With just a week’s worth of effort, Hillary Briggerman’s English class has collected 27,978 cans of food for FISH.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.