Past Pages for Wednesday, March 30, 2016 |

Past Pages for Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sue Ballew

150 Years Ago

Stage accident; no mail. The Pioneer Stage Company’s stage broke down near Sportsman’s Hall. The roads are very bad and stage driving is hard. It seems if the mail were always put on the advance coach, there would be a less chance for such an unpleasant express.

130 Years Ago

All sorts. Burglars entered the Arlington House kitchen, but hearing an alarm, left. The Excelsior House was also entered and provisions stolen.

110 Years Ago

Killed by a train. George Carr was run over by the V&T express train in the Yellow Jacket tunnel. His body was terribly mangled. The deceased was a native of Gold Hill, aged about 26 years. He leaves a widowed mother, three sisters and two brothers.

80 Years Ago

Advertisement. “Carson Theatre — ‘Tough Guy’ with Jackie Cooper, Joseph Calleia, Rin Tin Tin Jr. — ‘I won’t let them get you, you’re my pal.’”

50 Years Ago

Jackass Flats. Scientist ran a nuclear rocket engine system for 13 minutes. The engine is a prototype designed to provide data for bigger engines to send Americans to Mars.

20 Years Ago

Six Mile Canyon Road. The road has been closed since New Year’s Eve due to heavy damage from flooding. If the state approves the county’s request for disaster relief funds, construction on the road could begin mid-May.

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