Past Pages for Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 |

Past Pages for Friday, Sept. 2, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

The Mint Foundation is fast approaching completion. Judging from its appearance by moonlight, the work is very thoroughly done. Curry Engine Company will have a drill this evening at seven o’clock.

130 years ago

The Santa Cruz Engine: Yesterday Frank Craven and Henry Bath started for Lake Tahoe with an engine from the Narrow Gauge R.R. The engine is called the “Santa Cruz” and is now designed for D.L. Bliss Narrow Gauge Railway. They started out with 10 horses and at the foot of Clear Creek grade they will be reinforced with 10 more. They expect to make the trip this afternoon, barring accidents.

100 years ago

Connections are being made with the state main at the corner of Musser and Carson streets for a public drinking fountain to be put in by the State Board of Capitol Commissioners at the northwest corner of the Capitol block.

70 years ago

R.R. Malo of Minden, a veteran of 21 years service with the Virginia and Truckee railroad company, resigned his position as freight passenger traffic manager, Gordon A. Sampson, Vice President, announced today.

50 years ago

Carson College welcomed its first students this morning at the temporary campus at 1931 California St., Industrial Park, south of Carson City.

30 years ago

Sheriff Hal Dunn announced Thursday that an intensified enforcement program has been instituted to crack down on illegal use of dirt bike motorcycles within the city.

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