Past Pages for Wednesday, April 27, 2016 |

Past Pages for Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

The Owyhee Avalanche of April 14 tells of the doings of a Vigilante Committee recently formed in Idaho, as follows: “Vigilante justice is extending its jurisdiction. One week ago this morning the dead body of one John C. Clark was found suspended between Boice City and Fort. Due notice was given that the vigilantes mean business …”

130 years ago

Yesterday a brief mention was made in the Appeal of John Drabek, an immigration agent who had been looking through this state with a view of securing homes for some 500 Bohemian families who are anxious to settle in the West.

100 years ago

Goodsprings, after a patient wait of many years, is beginning to reap its just reward. The boom has only started. Leaders are everywhere and all are making big money. Wages are good and the liberal hearted miners are keeping up their reputation as being big spenders.

70 years ago

Bob (Frenchy) Laxalt, University of Nevada welterweight from Carson City, last night outpointed Richard Dunn of Nixon at a ring show in Fernley. Laxalt boxed smoothly all the way and beat a tattoo on Dunn’s face with a snaky left jab.

50 years ago

Carson city residents are again reminded by Emile Basso, director of Ormsby County Civil Defense and Disaster Agency, that an engineering test of the emergency alert siren will be tomorrow at 10 a.m.

30 years ago

The Carson-Tahoe Hospital Board of Trustees Thursday approved a five percent increase in hospital charges, effective July 1, to help balance the 1986-87 budget.

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