Past Pages for Friday, May 1, 2015
140 years ago
A dead body was found by workmen today in clearing the shaft of the La Plata Oro mine in an old Spanish Claim near the American Flat grade near Gold Hill. It was covered in seven feet of earth and was wrapped in blankets and bound round with rope. It was supposed to be the body of an Indian. An inquest will be held tomorrow.
130 years ago
Gala Day at Lake Tahoe. Next Saturday will be a day of great excitement at Lake Tahoe. It is the day of a great yacht race between the sloop yachts Fannie and the Fleeter. Both boats are well known about the lake, and there is considerable difference of opinion as to their comparative sailing qualities.
100 years ago
It has been figured out that over 500 people visited Carson yesterday by rail to attend the Barnes animal show. In addition that many more arrived by auto, so it can be stated that over 1,000 visitors were present yesterday. This influx of people can be credited mainly to newspaper advertising done by Barnes management. Mr. Merchant, will you note this fact?
70 years ago
Seven Churches of this community and all other organizations have taken an active part in the collecting, sorting and packing of clothes articles to ship overseas.
60 years ago
Electric Service bowling team is battling hard for second place in Su-Zee-Q league, and defeated Mite As Well 4-0 this week for a season record of 57-55.
50 years ago
Gov. Grant Sawyer has challenged Gov. Edmund G. Brown of California to a third frog jump off at the Centennial Frog Jumping Jubilee at Angels Camp.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.