Past Pages for Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016
150 years ago
Information wanted: Frank Mooney, a compositor in the Alta California office, San Francisco, wants to know the whereabouts of Patrick Mooney, his brother, also a printer. He is supposed to be a bugler in one of the Calvary companies of the Nevada Volunteers at Salt Lake.
130 years ago
There is no news from Captain Lawton since he captured an Indian camp a few weeks ago, and his whereabouts are unknown.
100 years ago
It having been definitely established that handshaking spreads germs, we are all the more proud of our heroic politicians (Washington Post).
70 years ago
Pavement of sidewalks, curbs and gutters in two blocks of North Curry Street was completed this week as energetic and civic-minded citizens took it upon themselves to create a new “improvement” district. A local contractor was hired and the expense for permanent street and walk improvements was borne entirely by individual property owners.
50 years ago
Bill Brooks was installed president of the Carson Valley 20-30 Club at a J.T. Bar dinner meeting, with ladies and guests attending. Mike Schaugnessy of Carson City, past district governor, was the installing officer.
30 years ago
William J. Schroeder, a “tough old nut” who became the longest-living recipient of a permanent artificial heart, died after suffering multiple strokes. He was 54.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.