Past Pages for Saturday, May 25
140 Years Ago
Fire at Empire: The Curry Engine Company made fast time … but eight minutes transpired until the engine was alongside the fire. A mass of firewood regularly corded southwest of the Mexican mill was found to be in flames, the heat so intense that it needed all the firemen’s endurance. The Warrens went down about an hour after the Currys started. Lost were eight hundred to eighteen hundred cords belonging to Mr. Longabaugh of Empire, the Vucanovich Brothers of Carson and the Mexican Mill Company.
130 Years Ago
Yank: Old Yank has a place about a half-mile below Tallac. He is the best guide living and knows all the deer licks, bear haunts and trout streams … His big yarns flow like Gilmor’s perennial springs about Fallen Leaf.
100 Years Ago
Aviator: George Hamilton, the Reno aviator was seriously injured in New York when his machine turned turtle, and he was thrown out. The fall was 1000 feet … Hamilton will recover.
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: Carson Theatre — “Pride of the Yankees” with Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan, Babe Ruth — Life story of that famous Yankee Lou Gehrig …
50 Years Ago
President John F. Kennedy celebrated his 46th birthday. More than 600 New Yorkers celebrated at the Waldorf-Astoria. Each of the diners contributed at least $1,000 to the Democratic Party.
30 Years Ago
The Labor Department projects that 3.4 million youth, looking for permanent or temporary jobs, will enter the labor force this summer.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.