Past Pages for Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015
150 years ago
Nevada State Library issues missing for October 1865.
140 years ago
(Virginia Fire, continued from Friday). The Babcock fire extinguisher was promptly at hand, as also the hand engine of Fire Company No. 4, but all was of no avail to stay the progress of the flames; before the steamers could get a stream on the fire, the doom of the city was sealed. A strong wind was blowing form the west, which carried the flames and burning cinders hundreds of feet, and 20 minutes after the first alarm was sounded, not less than 30 or 40 buildings were in flames.
130 years ago
An Indian School. Sarah Winnemucca is in Winnemucca and informs the Silver State that she is going to build a $500 schoolhouse on Naches farm, near Lovelock, for the education of young Paiutes. If she gets enough money, she will have a well sunk on the ranch and a windmill erected to supply the school with water.
100 years ago
Cleaning out the springs. Wils Brougher with a force of is busy these days cleaning out the wells at the Carson Hot Springs in the belief that the process will restore the underground pressure that disappeared when the recent earthquakes took place. Now it is necessary to pump water, when before underground pressure made water flow.
70 years ago
(Photo caption) Gov. Vail Pittman signs a proclamation calling upon all Nevadans to observe the 81st anniversary of the state today. Sen. Ken Johnson, chairman of the Nevada Day celebration, is pictured with a beard typical of the event.
50 years ago
The final racing program of a most successful 1965 season will be held at the Tahoe-Carson Speedway featuring a destruction derby, according to promoter Ted Walker.
30 years ago
Spooner Mountain Sports has expanded its services by adding Ski Tuna and Bob’s Alpine Ski and Sport Company.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.