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Past Pages for Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

At 4 o’clock on Sunday morning, Oct. 19, after lying paralytic in his bed for 44 hours, Col. Abraham Curry departed this life. He died calmly and painlessly in the midst of his family and friends. He paid the price of living a life that had no ill health, thus passing suddenly and unwarned. From the time he received his fatal stroke, he never spoke or opened his eyes. Yesterday he was followed to his grave with the most numerically attended funeral of any we have seen here (continued Tuesday).

130 years ago

Old Stove Hospital. Mr. McGuirk, the tinner, has opened a sort of hospital for broken down, rheumatic and decrepit old stoves. Stoves are daily brought to him in all stages of decay, with broken legs, dislocated backs and cracked head pieces. With the full vigor of health restored, ablaze with ambition, fire and warmth of earlier years, they come back once again.

100 years ago

The Leisure Hour Club members are perfecting plans to dedicate their new building in this city. As the building is one of the finest of its sort in the state and a great credit to the city, not enough praise can be given to members who have made it possible.

70 years ago

Drunken driving has cost 90 Nevadans automobile licenses from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30. This is compared to 113 drivers who lost licenses during the same period in 1942. Under the law, revocations are for at least 12 months.

50 years ago

Flames started by two children burned 10 acres on C Hill before being brought under control by firefighters. The fire, started by two children playing with matches, kept firefighters busy for a few hours. A similar fire in 1958 burned 600 acres.

30 years ago

Soliciting information on redevelopment needs from downtown merchants isn’t easy. The Carson City Redevelopment Authority met before empty chairs at a meeting designed to discuss gaming needs. Instead, the Authority discussed problems bringing light industry to the downtown area.

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