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Past Pages for Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

Meteor: On Sunday night, a very beautiful meteor was witnessed by a number of the citizens of Carson. It made its appearance about the zenith and traveled slowly toward the horizon about 22 1/2 degrees in a northerly direction. The primatial hues were distinctly observable about the time of its culmination. It exploded without a sound, but threw a scintillating shower of finery light far around the spot where it disappeared in space. As Semblins remarked to a lady friend, the tout ensemble was "magnifique."

130 years ago

A silver party: If the people of the West ever expect to see its industries prosper under the free coinage of silver, a new party must be formed to fight the battles of the white metal. Every day brings the intelligence that another silver mine has been closed down because of the decline of silver.

100 years ago

A week or so ago Carson was visited by a representative of the Southern Pacific Railway company, who was ascertaining public sentiment as far as it related to the perplexing railroad situation. Gov. Boyle penned a letter to President Wilson suggesting a permanent board for a court of first instance in all industrial disputes in which the rights of the public are jeopardized.

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70 years ago

Hundreds of Nevada residents and out-of-state people have viewed the now famed items off the battleship Nevada, but a fairly accurate list of visitors to the state museum since Aug. 19 will not be obtainable until the end of the month. "In fact, so many people have come into the museum, that the floor to the specially prepared U.S.S. Nevada room had to be refinished," Miss Elizabeth Dayton, curator, said today.

50 years ago

Joe Conforte says there is "nothing wrong with prostitution." Conforte, who has had two brothels in Storey County, padlocked this week by sheriff's deputies, called today for a County Grand Jury investigation into prostitution.

30 years ago

Two air tankers and more than 80 firefighters battled a lightening caused fire in Kings Canyon which began Wednesday afternoon.

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