Past Pages for Tuesday, April 19, 2016 |

Past Pages for Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

In Jail. Hughes, the soldier who killed a sergeant belonging to his regiment about a year ago, has by order of the Lieutenant Col. Hooker, commanding the District of Nevada, been turned over to the civil authorities for trial, and he was yesterday brought here from Fort Churchill and lodged in the Ormsby County Jail.

130 years ago

At half past two yesterday the whistle of the steam laundry gave forth a long, loud blast that echoed all over the hills and caused the Chinese laundrymen to jump two feet in the air all over town. Harry Millard, the proprietor of the other steam laundry, was allowed to pull the cord and show his good will.

100 years ago

Fifty representative citizens of Gardnerville and the Reno Commercial Club have petitioned the Nevada Railroad Commission to have the motor train leave Reno on its return trip to Carson City, Minden and Gardnerville at 3 p.m. instead of 1 p.m.

70 years ago

President Truman endorsed as a wonderful idea a proposal to have this country go on a drastically restricted diet for two days a week in order to help starving people of the world survive.

50 years ago

A spectacular six-foot, four-inch jump by Noel Waters and an excellent 4:42.8 mile by Mike Bell led Carson City high school to a record-breaking victory in the Carson relays here yesterday.

30 years ago

Photo caption. Carson City Post Office worker Louis Muratore takes mail from a passing motorist during an hour-long closure of the local federal building after a bomb scare was phoned into the Internal Revenue Service toll-free line in Oakland, designating federal offices as targets.

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