Past Pages for Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015
150 years ago
Nevada State Library issues missing for October 1865.
140 years ago
General Sheridan’s reception in Virginia. Virginia put its best foot foremost today in honor of the arrival of General Phil Sheridan. Nearly every building on C Street burst into a rash of red, white and blue, giving the ordinary sober-hued thoroughfare a festive appearance, which greatly impressed the regular inhabitants if it didn’t stun the little general who has, so to speak, been living under triumphant arches, breathing bouquets and wearing out the seat of his trousers at banquets.
130 years ago
The fair, which has just closed at Reno, ought to mark an epoch in the history of the state. It has demonstrated to everybody that we have a bigger and better state than we had heretofore paid but very little attention.
100 years ago
It may be interesting that the latest aspirant for heavy-weight honors is William Pierini, 22, from Dayton. Pierini assumed the name of Bill Sloane. “Bill Sloane, a six-foot-two giant from the wilds of Nevada, has knocked out all comers and will arrive shortly in New York City, ready to try his wallop on the eastern stock of heavyweights.”
70 years ago
Carson Street, through the main part of the city, will be floodlighted from the night of Saturday, the 27th, until after Nevada Day, according to plans being worked out by the subcommittee headed by Mayor George Lind. The lights will be mounted on Carson Street buildings to illuminate fully that part of the city where most visitors are likely to congregate.
50 years ago
(Photo caption) Won’t it grow? Four entries in the Active 20-30 Club Wiskerino Contest demand to know if the event’s chairman, unbearded Mike Shaughnessy (center). Competing are Mike Fogliani, Sam Palazolo, Ed Stokke, and Milt Fogliani.
30 years ago
Sen. Paul Laxalt, R-Nev., returned Thursday form the Philippines, where he met with President Ferdinand Marcos. Laxalt made the trip at the personal request of President Reagan.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.