Past Pages for Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

In a conversation we had yesterday with an influential and important Army officer, he stated if the citizens of Carson wanted it, Camp Nye would not be abandoned, but would be made a permanent post for the rendezvous of troops and the distribution of military stores. As compared to Fort Churchill, it is imminently superior, he said.

130 years ago

It is surprising how general this Chinese agitation has become. For a time it was confined to a few professional agitators who would not work if they had the chance, but the agitation is no taken up by substantial businessmen who see the evil and go about remedying it in a businesslike manner. Take Truckee as an example. — Austin Reville

100 years ago

Relative to the fear that the present storm will endanger bird life, Gov. Boyle today issued the following proclamation: “Since unusual falls of snow have buried the natural food of our wild birds and has thrown them on the bounty and mercy of man who can save them if he will; therefore I, Emmet D. Boyle, governor of the state of Nevada, do proclaim today and each day thereafter while present conditions prevail, Bird Day.”

70 years ago

John Carlson, Eagle Scout, of McGill, will “assume” Gov. Vail Pittman’s duties on Feb. 8, when Boy Scouts from all parts of the biggest Scout area in the United States take of all offices for one day.

50 years ago

The Mike Ingersoll Memorial Lectures Foundation, in memory of the Carson City youth killed last December in a skydiving accident, was formally launched today by Bill Chaffin, ASUN president on behalf of students at UNR.

30 years ago

Utility company efforts to assist area nonprofit organizations resulted in the donation of 12 used vehicles during 1985 from Sierra Pacific Power Company’s motor pool.

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