Past Pages for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
December 5, 2013
140 years ago
The fall of snow in the mountains is said to be very heavy. Quite early yesterday we heard that there had already fallen some four feet on the level at Marlett's Mill. This would indicate at the summit some seven to eight feet, for where the peaks penetrate into the heart of the storm, they get the burden of the harvest.
130 years ago
Sebastian Beck, a German shoemaker, has returned to St. Louis after spending seven years among the savages. He says it started when he camped near Deadwood, was surrounded by the Sioux and captured, and he and his family were carried off. He saw his wife and children no more. He was near the Big Horn when Custer was massacred.
100 years ago
For some time, L.S. Whipple of Gold Hill has been assembling a flying machine of his own make and now has a model completed which will fly and carry a weight of 50 pounds (Enterprise).
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70 years ago
The splendid records of former Boy Scouts now serving in the armed forces may partly be due to the training they had as scouts, Gordon Day, Boy Scout executive, told members of the Rotary Club yesterday.
50 years ago
Gov. Grant Sawyer flew to Washington today for meetings with President Lyndon B. Johnson and Secretary of the Interior Stewart L. Udall.
30 years ago
"For reasons unknown, editors become psychopaths when dealing with columnists on a professional level," says Chris Schaller, Appeal columnist.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.