Past Pages for Sunday, July 30, 2017 |

Past Pages for Sunday, July 30, 2017

Trent Dolan

150 Years Ago

Fatal stage accident: News arrived here yesterday morning of the killing of a lady, the serious wounding of another and the injury of several gentlemen, all passengers from California to Virginia City by the Dutch Flat route at Huffaker. The overturning happened on the running of one of the wheels into a chuck hole, breaking the fore ax tee.

130 Years Ago

All sorts: Every stage that comes down from the lake is packed with tourists. Hardly a day passes that some camping party does not start for the mountains. Most of the members of the Bicycle Club will appear this evening in full dress uniform.

100 Years Ago

Tonight the Grand presents the beautiful Marie Doro in an elaborate and faithful adaptation of Charles Dickens immortal novel, “Oliver Twist.” Coming — Mae Marsh in “Hoodoo Ann.”

70 Years Ago

The condition of many roadside restrooms in Nevada constitutes a disgrace to the state and menace to health of the traveling public, Dr. Fred Lee, head of the state department of health, said today.

50 Years Ago

The city-county zoning code is in for some big changes if the two governing bodies decide to take the advice of planners and attorneys. Inconsistencies and irregularities in the zoning laws have contributed recently to confusion on the Ormsby County Regional Planning Commission. Dist. Att Bob List told the planners the ordinance could generally use some cleaning up.

30 Years Ago

Some 300 people evacuated from Woodfords, Calif., were back in their homes today as authorities continue their investigation of a timber and brush fire that caused at least $5 million in damaged and destroyed 24 homes in the “Acorn” fire.

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