Past Pages for Thursday, April 14, 2016 |

Past Pages for Thursday, April 14, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

The opening of a new mining district is mentioned in the Aurora Union. The Baldy District are situated 25 miles east of Aurora. Wood is abundant and water can be easily obtained by digging. T.N. Crown has shown us a large amount of specimens from crop pings of the claims, the Mitchell Constitution and Golden Fleece. One of the ledges is over 50 feet in length.

130 years ago

The new fair organ in Dayton is not making much headway against the old established Dayton Republican organ run by Mr. Fairbanks. It’s main source of vitality rests in the fact that Sen. Westerfield is superintendent of a mill in Dayton, and the mill purchases a good many supplies. Of course the merchants who sell the supplies find it convenient to advertise. The mill may also explain how a Democratic Senator came to be elected by a good majority in a Republican county. If the News Reporter expects to have any regular standing it needs to come into the Press Association.

100 years ago

A herd of 15 motorcycles blew into Carson yesterday morning about 11:30 from Reno and looked like the advance guard of the punitive expedition to Mexico. The go-Devils were manned by Mr. And Mrs. Arthur Swan, George Herman, Olaf Anderson, George Steninger, William H. Kelly, Gerald Davis, Hum Pelizzari, Albert Bartlett, Charles Miller, Earl Games, A. Van Buren, E.G. Anderson, Ralph Casey, Clifford Gould and Frank Kleppe, all of Reno. The party was out for a little recreation and the trip took one and three-quarter hours. They said they had a bully good time and are going to do it again.

70 years ago

Mrs. Elvin “Ray” Nelson, one of the first English war brides to come to Carson City, arrived here today from Preston, England. Mrs. Nelson, the former Winnifred Holley, arrived in New York Thursday aboard the Queen Mary.

50 years ago

A preliminary engineering study of a downtown beautification project which would increase Carson Street traffic flow and add more parking was approved last night by the City Council.

30 years ago

In what appeared to be a difficult decision, the Board of Supervisors voted to drop the city’s liability insurance and become self-insured.

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