Past pages for Saturday, June 22, 2013 |

Past pages for Saturday, June 22, 2013

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

Bence & Witherell, Real Estate brokers, appreciate the advantages of advertising. Attention is directed to their large and handsome cards just printed in this office.

130 years ago

Trick of the Trade. Eureka teachers conversation: First teacher — “I must say I was not a little surprised to find that whenever you put a question to the class, all boys held up their hands and each one you called by name gave the correct reply.” Second teacher — “I may tell you in confidence that you probably did not see I only put questions to those who held up their right hands. The ones who held up their left hands, did not know the answer correctly. We had arranged that matter beforehand.”

100 years ago

Elmer Rickey came down from Kings Canyon construction camp last night hunting a doctor as he had been bitten by a rattle snake. It is not believed any serious results will follow except for Mr. Snake, who was killed.

70 years ago

A Carson man yesterday outlined his plan for canning fruit, despite local scarcity. He says the solution is for two or three family heads to motor down to Placerville, put in a day of picking fruit, return that night with a whole automobile load-full. Gas will be pooled. The plan will work, he says, because of the lack of pickers.

50 years ago

Elected chief to the Warren Engine Company this year was Les Groth. George (Shorty) Gibson was named first assistant chief.

20 years ago

The Pony Express Motel may soon be restored to its foregone beauty by Bob McFadden, 43, of Carson City.

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