Past Pages for Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
150 years ago
Nevada State Library issues missing for October 1865.
140 years ago
It becomes our painful duty to record one of the most destructive and serious conflagrations that has ever occurred on the Pacific Coast. Our neighboring city, Virginia, on the line of the Comstock 36 hours ago, was the richest city in the state, but today is a vast waste. Not only the loss of property do we all mourn, but the loss of life (continued on Thursday).
130 years ago
Bishop Creek venison. Yesterday morning Mrs. Dormer climbed the golden stairs of the Appeal office and exhibited one of the most beautiful pieces of venison ever brought to this city. She laid it down on the table with the remark that she had promised to bring back venison to the Appeal and she was there to deliver the goods. She said she had shot the animal while John Dormer, the Secretary of State was stretched out by the camp fire reading a lot of old Nevada statutes and other trash. This is the first instance of over 2,000 hunters that promised game to the office, and Mrs. Dormer is one of the few who has fulfilled her obligations to the press.
100 years ago
“The Moonstone,” a movie of unusual interest, will be shown at the Grand tonight. Proceeds will be used to purchase band uniforms and instruments for the band boys. The story was written by Wilkie Collins, who divided honors with Charles Dickens.
70 years ago
A vivid history of the old frying pan owned by Mrs. Emma King, which is now on display in the window of Bair’s Jewelry Store, is told in an old letter, yellowed by age, written in 1894 by James Moss to his niece, Mrs. King. The letter documents how the frying pan came over from Liverpool with 1,000 other Mormons to Utah.
50 years ago
The Nevada Appeal will share in the detailed news coverage of the special session of the state legislative session through the promotion of Joy Hamann, Las Vegas Review-Journal assistant city editor, to the new post of Donrey Media Group Capitol correspondent.
30 years ago
Daylight mysteriously appeared an hour earlier than usual this morning as Nevada residents turned back their clocks in returning to standard time.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.