Past Pages for Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016

Trent Dolan

150 years ago

Notice to parties having claims against the Mint: We are requested to notify all parties having claims against the U.S. Branch Mint to present themselves at the Office of the Superintendent this Saturday. Prompt attendance will secure prompt payments.

130 years ago

The appearance of strange lights in the planet Mars leads the scientists to conclude that the inhabitants of the planet are trying to communicate with us. If anybody in Mars has anything to say on leading topics, a good way to do so would be to address a communication to the Morning Appeal and tell the people of this planet exactly what they want.

100 years ago

The large heavy steel filing cases in the office of the state superintendent of public instruction in the Capitol building, without any warning whatever, toppled over this morning, scattering records and damaging the desks, chairs and typewriters. Miss Bray was in the office at the time. Professor Bray was downstairs.

70 years ago

A portion of the veteran housing units in Carson City are expected to be ready for occupancy about Aug. 15, at which time emergency cases will be given preference for individual units, E.P. Chambers, manager of the units, said today.

30 years ago

Despite questions of whether it can be enforced, the Board of Supervisors passed on first reading an ordinance which includes restrictions on how long recreation vehicles can park in Carson City’s parking lots.

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