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

Past Pages for Sunday, July 31, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

Petty thieving: The Esmeralda Union chronicles the unpleasant state of affairs in Aurora — an extensive business in the way of robbing unoccupied homes of doors and windows, such articles being in demand in the new district surrounding Aurora. Several good houses have been almost ruined lately by vandals.

130 years ago

Nevada’s emblem: Each state represented at the G.A.R. Encampment will carry some characteristic emblem. A pine cone for Maine, a wooden nutmeg for Connecticut, etc. The members of Custer Post who left here last evening carried a box of growing sagebrush to represent the hardy characteristics of Nevada. It will be roundly cheered when it shows up in the parade.

100 years ago

San Francisco: Gustav Varges of Goldfield, Nev., was stowed away in a county hospital bed here today weak, ill and penniless after a spell of primitive life in a cave on the beach, eating mussels he found in the surf. He came here several months ago with $900 suffering from a disease. Alleged “quack” doctors took his money and left him worse off than when he began treatment. A policeman found him in a sand cave too weak to dig mussels.

70 years ago

Carson City may soon become a Mecca for winter sports enthusiasts when it was learned last night that one of the first class show resorts to be located on a transcontinental highway may only be a scant 14 miles from here. The “best available” snow tow will be located near the Spooner summit “Y.”

30 years ago

Xebec President Jim Toreson said Thursday his company fired 32 employees earlier this week from its Carson City-Gardnerville operations. One of the sources said the layoffs could reach a total of 115.

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