Past Pages for Friday, May 3
140 Years Ago
Mining accident: The breaking of a robe in the timber chute at the Belcher mine between the 850 and 100-foot level injured Jack Nettle, pump man, James Keely and Henry Niles … Keely had his left leg severed off above the knee, Nettle and Niles each had a leg badly bruised … The men were moved to the Belcher office, and Dr. Mansion was rendering surgical assistance. (Gold Hill News)
130 Years Ago
The spiritual séance boom that raised a commotion in Carson and Eureka has reached Elko. It was inaugurated here by some visitors from the Base Range which has resulted in some most astonishing manifestations. (Independent)
100 Years Ago
A new town called Carrara near Beatty will have all modern improvements, including a new hotel … The town is devoted to quarrying of a high-grade marble, being shipped to Los Angeles and Southern California … The marble is equal to the famous Carrara marble of Italy.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: Carson Theatre — “George Washington Slept Here” with Jack Benny and Ann Sheridan — The greatest laugh hit of the season. Admission matinee Saturday, 11 and 29 cents; Sunday, 17, 29 and 44 cents.
50 Years Ago
Ross deLipKau was recently awarded the Silver Star for scholastic achievement at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. A top athlete at Carson High School, deLipKau was a three-letter man, starring in football, basketball and track …
30 Years Ago
Carson City will celebrate “Wagon Train Days.” The Highway 50 Association’s 33rd annual wagon train started from Carson City for the first time last year … The train retraces the original path of the pioneers over Echo Summit to Placerville, Calif.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.