Past Pages for Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016
150 years ago
Immigrants: Mr. Williams and family arrived here yesterday from Iowa. They brought two wagons and four horses. The stock is in good condition. They came from the Missouri River in 107 days.
130 years ago
Miss Emma Friend is practicing on a very difficult piece of music for this evening’s concert. A person ought to have four hands and some extra fingers to handle it, yet she has been able to master it thoroughly.
100 years ago
Tonight at Leisure Hour hall Justice P.A. McCarran will address the Women’s Citizen Club on the subject of “Citizenship.” It is of unusual interest and as many as possible should hear it.
70 years ago
Visiting Rotarian Attends 973rd Makeup Meeting: Fred Showers, a visiting Rotarian from his home club in Pittsburgh, Pa., announced that yesterday’s meeting was his 973rd make-up meeting since he has been affiliated with the civic organization. The consensus is Showers is an avid and loyal clubman.
50 years ago
Nevada’s air carrier service was back to normal over the weekend, following a 43-day strike by machinists against three major lines serving the state.
30 years ago
Owners of residential vehicles barely missed having stiff time schedules placed on them when they park in Carson City’s parking lots. The Board of Supervisors scrapped any consideration of the ordinance on second reading, calling it expensive and unworkable.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.