Past Pages for Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 |

Past Pages for Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

Abraham Curry (continued from Thursday). He took hold of the raw components of material civilization and vitalizing them after a fashion of his own. He conspired against idleness and homelessness and built what astonished the lazy men and then thrust the necessity of owning and occupying the same upon communities whose sluggish minds he took by surprise. He stirred about incessantly, he was an enthusiast in the application of his active practical abilities. He wrought at building as a true artist works at his easel — for the love of the labor — telling industry and the inspiration of new creations (continued on Saturday).

130 years ago

Letter from Greenfield (continued from Thursday). The foot race (100 yards) between Sheehy and Cumming created quite an interest. Cumming won with the best two out of three. The race between “Tom Fritwell” and “Gray Lizzie” was a half mile repeat, with quite a few coin changing hands.

100 years ago

An electric railroad connecting the town of Wellington, in Lyon County and Reno is contemplated by eastern capitalists. It is said the plan of those backing the movement to connect the road with the Copper Belt line at Wellington will run the line through Minden, Gardnerville to Carson City. Power will be supplied by the Truckee River General Electric Company — Journal.

70 years ago

Nevada hunters have already contributed more than 500 deer skins to the war effort, Bernard Hartung, executive secretary of the Salvage Committee, reported today. With only 13 days left in the season, more than 1,000 are expected.

50 years ago

Three thousand idled Nevada test site workers are returning to their jobs after the union objected to the laying off of two union shop stewards among a dozen miners. Dismissal left miners without representation, they said.

30 years ago

The state Gaming Commission overturns a recommendation of one of its investigators and votes to allow slot machines in laundromats and pizza parlors.

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