Past Pages for Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 |

Past Pages for Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

Nevada State Library issues missing for October 1865.

140 years ago

The shooting of Dick Wheeler (continued from Wednesday). Some time ago Wheeler and Birmingham had trouble, but had settled it and were going to let the matter drop. They were on speaking terms up to the moment of the shot. They drank, and the friend turned his back to go. The next moment, Birmingham drew his pistol, shot Wheeler without saying a word, ran out of the house, mounted his horse and galloped away (continued on Friday).

130 years ago

All sorts. “Watty” Hall the Virginia laundryman is dead. There is a deadlock in the election of a Captain for the Carson Guards. Geo. Richards will open then Opera House skating rink on Saturday next.

100 years ago

A hungry dog camps on the trail of a juicy bone. Europe is the dog and America is the bone.

70 years ago

Tonight and tomorrow at the Carson Theatre: Abbott and Costello in “Lost in a Harem” “Orders from Tokyo.” Sunday and Monday the Road Show Picture “Wilson” in technicolor.

50 years ago

The public is reminded that the “Elephant-A-Go-Go” is coming to Carson City. Plans are in progress for a Nevada Day afternoon party based on the a-go-go theme, with records spinning out appropriate music. The party will be held at the Republican Headquarters at 215 N. Carson St.

30 years ago

A substance abuse clinic has received a $48,000 federal block grant which has specific provisions for helping women and adolescents in the Carson City area. Community Addiction Clinic received the funds through the state Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. The program is the first of its kind in the state according to executive director Pat Bates.

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