Past Pages for Friday, Aug. 4, 2017
150 Years Ago
The Steeple of the Methodist Church began peeping up through the top yesterday, the vane and the gilded balls crop out very plainly and indicated the handsome looks of the balance of the spire. Good. By the way, we see that Messrs. Corbett have begun the foundation of the Episcopal Church. Good again.
130 Years Ago
Honorary member: The editor of the Appeal was recently elected an honorary member of the Carson Bicycle Club and considered it his duty to learn to run the machines. His first attempt to balance on his brother’s bicycle resulted in the loss of the machine. Bill: $16, and lots of sprained bones. Gentlemen, please strike our name from the list.
100 Years Ago
Eugene P. Pierini writing from Fort McDowell to Secretary of State George Brodigan says: “Dear Friend: just a few lines to let you know I am enlisted and ready to do my bit for Uncle Sam. I enlisted the 20th of June and it is the best thing I have ever done. The spirit of war is right in a man …”
70 Years Ago
Carson City’s new hospital will be located on a five-acre tract of ground between Mountain and Minnesota streets and William and Henry streets. The site is just outside the present city limits. Three acres were donated by Mr. And Mrs. Richard Waters Sr.
50 Years Ago
The horrifying effects of the unsupervised use of the hallucinogenic drug LSD were witnessed by the members of the Carson Rotary Club at a noon meeting. The newly released film entitled “Insight or Insanity” was shown.
30 Years Ago
No one came by to see “Bad Boys” actor Sean Penn on visitors day at Mono County Jail, and the temporary celebrity resident has shown no interest in washing cars or cooking a meal.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.