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Past Pages for Friday, April 18, 2014

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

William’s mill. Work on this new mill, at Benton, is being pushed ahead vigorously. Creasers teams, having irons for the mill, are expected to arrive at Columbus from Carson on their way to Benton tomorrow evening. Times are unusually lively at Benton — town lots are in demand, and the coming summer is expected to be the best business season in the experience of the camp. — Borax Miner.

130 years ago

Modern voodooism. It is developed in the Sharon trial that Sarah Althea buried Sharon’s old socks under a newly planted corpse to act as a love charm. It will also be shown further along that she mingled her blood with his wine and caused the misguided lover to drink it. Also that she chopped up some of her luxurious curls and warmed them up in an omelet for his breakfast. The developments are getting very ludicrous and yet the worst is to come.

100 years ago

Old newspaperman dies. The Winnemucca Star of yesterday reports the death of A. B. Gibson, editor of the Battle Mountain Scout. Mr. Gibson was about 70 years of age and well known throughout newspaper circles. He was a native of New York and came from a distinguished naval family. He served previously as consul to one of the South American countries.

70 years ago

Truck operators throughout Nevada are converting equipment to diesel instead of gasoline fuel as rapidly as possible, George Allard, chief statistician of the state tax commission, revealed today. Allard found the change when reviewing tax collections on fuel sales compared to one year ago today. Part of the change was due to hauling activities in construction of the Tonopah army airbase.

50 years ago

Carson City High School has an excellent percentage of students attending colleges and universities after graduation from high school. Principal Morse Burley said today that a total of 63.3 percent of graduates have enrolled.

30 years ago

Every time one drives past the beautiful old white house, either on one’s way to Reno or on the return trip, the same question comes to mind — “When are they ever going to open?” The Winters’ Ranch House, which stood vacant for so many years serving as nothing but a glorified pigeon roost, is once again in limbo. Plants were to open the home as a restaurant at the beginning of the year.

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