Past Pages for Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 |

Past Pages for Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017

Trent Dolan

150 Years Ago

Death of Sheriff Smith (continued from Sunday): The calamity is a great and irreparable one to the community; and the shock has fallen. Upon all white a most painful and depressing influence. We know but little of Mr. Smith’s earlier history; but he came here somewhat biased and scarred from a fearless and manly contact with the rougher and more trying vicissitudes of life than fall to the lot of the majority, but still resolute, powerful and nervous to a degree that proved him a marvel of courage and physical endurance (continued on Wednesday).

130 Years Ago

Indian jugglers: The next attraction at the theater will be genuine jugglers from India. Ached Ali Bey along with a company of illusionists and magicians will play here on Wednesday and Thursday evenings of next week. This is a novelty worth seeing.

100 Years Ago

Another porch comes down: Yesterday the porch at John Sanger’s place of business on Carson Street was taken down. Soon the last of the antiquated affairs will be but memories.

60 Years Ago

Workers are shoving an estimated two million pounds of high explosives into man-made tunnels beneath a 300-foot cliff in Little Valley, Utah, for next month’s detonation of the world’s largest non-atomic blast. A burst on July 21 used 1,790,000 pounds of dynamite and nitrate fertilizer to crumble 2 1/2 million cubic feet of rock at the same site.

30 Years Ago

The Nevada Department of Transportation has received $8 million in advance federal funds to purchase right of way for the proposed Carson Bypass.

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