Past Pages for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013
140 years ago
A Man Trap. That fire cistern at the intersection of Telegraph and Ormsby streets between the rear corner of the Adams House and Moore and Parker’s Hall was in such a condition yesterday with its vast recesses that an indefinite number of stray and missing Indian children may be in there. So many have gotten water from there that the cover no longer fits because of an ice dam surrounding it. This man trap should be abated.
130 years ago
When the news of the fire in Candelaria was received, the office of the True Fissure was reported burned. Mr. Dormer says the office is all right and the paper will be out as usual next week. As long as the newspaper of a town is intact, the municipal heart, lungs, brains and liver are all right and the patient will pull through.
100 years ago
Nevada Sugar Company has completed a season’s work by piling up 25,000 bags of sugar, 800 tons of molasses and 4,500 tons of pulp. The value is said to be $135,000. Ask your grocer for Nevada sugar.
70 years ago
Carson Hot Springs was the setting for a farewell buffet and party to honor Carson City’s first graduating class of aviation students from the Pathfinder Flying Service Detachment No. 50.
50 years ago
Children of Junior League Leisure Hour Club members were treated with an annual party with a visit by Santa Claus. Pictured are Julie Hillenbrand, Bonnie Hillenbrand, Barbara Hill, Dana Leonard Winkleman, Jeri Davis, Santa Claus, Mark Pardini, Joanne Lockie and Santa’s helpers Debbie Humphreys and Linda Pardini.
30 years ago
Jennifer Jost of the Sierra Sunset Baton Corps walked away with top honors at the California Parade of Tournaments’ third contest.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.