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Past Pages for Aug. 29-31, 2018

Trent Dolan

Wednesday

150 Years Ago

Boom Carried Away. The wood boom at Empire broke yesterday about 2 o'clock, and hundreds of cords of wood took its way down the river to the sink of the Carson. This is particularly unfortunate for the owner and for the business men of Empire, as the down depends in a great measure upon a successful wood drive.

130 Years Ago

Mrs. Foote of the Brunswick Mill is at Mrs. Campbell's with her sick baby who is 6 months old. As the Appeal goes to press, the child is dying.

100 Years Ago

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The body of the late Judge Horace F. Bartine, who died early yesterday morning in Winnemucca, was brought to this city on the morning express and conveyed to the family residence. The funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon by the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

70 Years Ago

State Mine Inspector A.E. Bernard received word last night that a man had been killed earlier in the day at the Deep Mines operation of the Newmont Mining company at Goldfield. Fatally injured was George Maroney, 31, chief electrician of the concern. The death occurred as he climbed a 25-foot pole to cut some electrical wires. After he clipped the final wire the pole fell and he was trapped underneath.

50 Years Ago

What should you do if you need medical care? These suggestions are offered by Dr. Richard A. Grundy, Carson-Tahoe chief of staff: "As in the past, first contact your doctor. He will make arrangements for your care, either at his office at the emergency room, or at one of the hospital's temporary locations." The comments were made following a fire that destroyed Carson-Tahoe Hospital.

30 years ago

Tucked between a junkyard, a chocolate candy factory and a brothel, a little Italian artist sits amongst his brushes and paints on the second floor of a nearly vacant office building. Oceans and deserts separate him from his ancient homeland of Rome, but 74-year-old Oronzo Abbatecola says, as the last living futuristic artist in the United States, he has a mission.

Thursday

150 Years Ago

Death from Spotted Typhus Fever. A man from China died here yesterday morning from what is known as spotted typhus fever. He was followed to the grave in the afternoon by a considerable number of his countrymen.

130 Years Ago

On Sunday morning at 4 o'clock, Miss May Lampman, a step daughter of A. S. Collins of this city, died at what is known as the Phillips ranch about a mile west of the city. She said she had taken laudanum.

100 Years Ago

Private First Class Albert E. Scott died last week on the field of honor. He was the youngest man in his regiment and his colonel thinks he was the youngest man in all the American Expeditionary Force.

70 Years Ago

Les Blake, who was publisher of the Carson City Daily Appeal from 1920 to 1927, is visiting friends here from his home in Santa Clara, Calif. At the present time he is publisher of the Santa Clara Journal. His father, the late Frank A. Blake, at one time worked on the famed Territorial Enterprise of Virginia City.

50 Years Ago

Governor Paul Laxalt today offered the Governor's Mansion to help house patients removed from the Carson-Tahoe Hospital after a fire destroyed the structure and said "state facilities, equipment, manpower and whatever else may be needed to help the situation has been offered."

30 years ago

Calling their crime "callous, deliberate terrorism of innocent people," District Judge Micheal Griffin this morning sentenced Sean Vassar, 24, and Callie Mae Bargas, 21, to two life terms each in state prison plus 25 years for their roles in a February bank robbery plot in which two families were held hostage in their homes.

Friday

150 Years Ago

Entries for the first day's races of the Carson City Jockey Club Meeting must be made, under the rules, by tomorrow. Such entries can be made at the Magnolia Saloon or by application to the secretary at this office.

130 Years Ago

Yesterday afternoon Miss May Lampman, whose sad death was chronicled yesterday, was buried from her late residence. The dead girl lay in her coffin under a mass of flowers, and the floral tributes were so numerous that they could not all be placed on the coffin.

100 Years Ago

The following men, who were chosen to represent Nevada at the National Rifle Match this month at Camp Perry, met last evening in Reno enroute east and included E. Folsom of Carson and Frank Wheeler of Virginia City.

70 Years Ago

Many were of the opinion today that Carson's first Sagebrush derby yesterday, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, was one of the most beneficial projects staged for young people of this city in a long while. An estimated 2,000 people lined either side of Robinson street to watch the homemade racers whiz down the ramp toward the finish line — 710 feet away.

50 Years Ago

The new Carson-Tahoe Hospital is tentatively set to begin operations by Oct. 15, Dr. Richard A. Grundy, chief of staff, said Wednesday. Dr. Grundy said the original plan to open in three to four weeks on a piecemeal basis had been scrapped as impractical and because ongoing construction activity would pose a hazard to patients and equipment.

30 years ago

The discovery last week of 33 dead wild horses in a rugged area north of Austin continues to puzzle Bureau of Land Management officials investigating the grizzly find.

Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.