Past Pages for Friday, June 5, 2015
150 YEARS AGO
The Indian fight (continued from Wednesday). He describes Littlefield’s conduct in the fight as cool, brave and daring. We are glad to be able to refute this charge against the lieutenant. Capt. Wells came to Carson to attend to business matters and will start back to the “perilous edge of battle” today.
130 YEARS AGO
The Antelope homicide. Later reports concerning the killing of Wm. Barton at Coleville present the affair in a different light. It seems that Barton and a man by the name of Davis had been gambling and that a friend of Davis’ named McQuiddy, a spectator. On the last hand Davis broke Davis’ hand and Barton refused to give up the money. It was then that McQuiddy, in a drunken stupor, shot Barton in the neck saying, “Did I do that?”
100 YEARS AGO
Sam Hass, the Virginia City youth, 18, has confessed to breaking into and robbing the store of Chung Kee. Hass took $225 from a tin box under the bed. He gave $200 of the money to a woman of the underworld and spent the rest. Kee refused to prosecute, the money was returned and Hass is committed to industrial school.
70 YEARS AGO
In spite of the cold, damp weather and gray skies, the rodeo held at the Carson Hot Springs yesterday drew a crowd of over 2,000 persons. Jack Ross, well-known local attorney, did a fine job as the announcer.
50 YEARS AGO
Now showing at the Carson Theater: Two on a Guillotine with Connie Stevens and Dean Jones. Coming is None but the Brave with Frank Sinatra.
30 YEARS AGO
The future of the original master plan for Mills Park will be discussed in a public hearing today before the Carson City Parks and Recreation Commission. The commission will be looking at the original plan which included a pond, skateboard area and practice golf green.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.