Past Pages for Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015
150 years ago
Nevada State Library issues missing for October 1865.
140 years ago
A gentleman from Virginia City concluded he would spend the Sabbath in this quiet little city in the shade of the cottonwood trees. Having indulged too much in “sour mash” he became somewhat obstreperous and was arrested and placed in jail. During his stay in prison, which was about two hours, he kept up such a bellowing that crowds of people were attracted from over a block away. Finally, upon his agreeing to repair to his home in Virginia, he was released and was last seen driving at a 2.40 pace toward Virginia a wiser, if not a better, man.
130 years ago
A waning town. In the year 1862-63 Bodie was a prosperous mining camp. Its mines then petered and it was deserted and remained inactive for more than 14 years. A new find then made mining exciting again. Today, there remains just 500. People say it is just a shadow of its formal self.
100 years ago
Former Governor Oddie was an arrival in Carson Saturday from an outing trip and immediately put at the Arlington Hotel to bed from nervousness and overwork.
70 years ago
Rev. Harry Chapin, cubmaster, presided over the first fall pack meeting of local cub dens which was held last night at the civic auditorium.
50 years ago
Jerry Stegall, chairman of the Miss Nevada Day Contest, has announced that Kathy Blaikei, Miss Nevada, will serve on the judges panel when the Queen of the Nevada Day Celebration is selected.
30 years ago
Bobby Spataro scored seven touchdowns for the Senator freshman football team as Carson overcame Douglas 64-24.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).