Past Pages for Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
December 13, 2017
150 Years Ago
The locomotives in Nevada: We learn from Mr. Dyer, of the Washoe state line, that the cars are now running from Colburns to Crystal Peak. There is a gap of five miles only between Colburns and the most Eastern tunnel; and there are but eight hours of stage travel now involved in the hence to Sacramento.
130 Years Ago
Various notes: Mrs. A____________ has postponed her party, as she was unable to get the refreshments without putting up in advance. The engagement at the north end of town is broken off, as it has been discovered that McGuinness has already a wife in the states east of the mountains.
100 Years Ago
A letter received today by the Red Arrow garage in this city asks that the public be informed that the road over Placerville summit is closed for the season. No machine, the letter states, has been able to make the trip recently without great hardship and no team is not there to help autoists out if they get stuck.
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80 Years Ago
The Virginia & Truckee Railway will have a power shovel at work removing debris covering the track in Washoe Canyon. The Cradlebaugh bridge was reported dry early this afternoon and it was believed that it would be opened to traffic before the end of the day. The crest of the flood reported had not reached Dayton early this afternoon.
60 Years Ago
Ormsby County Board of Education has started preliminary plans for construction of a three-classroom wing to Carson High School for completion next summer.
30 Years Ago
The Carson City Tourism Authority is looking at financial good news in the future. A financial windfall is expected from more than 80,000 visitors to the area for an international bowling tournament.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.