Past Pages for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

Abraham Curry (continued from Wednesday). He built the Territorial Prison and the Warm Springs Hotel; built the Carson and Empire pike, the county buildings; bought the Curry Engine and gave it to the company and built their stone house for them. But the most notable of his structures was the Mint. He does not deserve canonization because he built his own monuments.

130 years ago

When the discovery of tracks of prehistoric man were found at the prison, the Appeal suggested the tracks be followed in the direction indicated by them and the mound east of the prison quarry be explored. No one found this suggestion to be of any importance. Miners Andy Shannon and John Melrose began to run a tunnel into the mound three weeks ago, entering from the east side (continued Thursday).

100 years ago

The Comstock Recovery Company is getting preliminary work underway at the Brunswick property. Four men are now engaged in sluicing, being able to run out about a ton a day with average values of $800 per ton.

70 years ago

Custer Relief Corps No. 15, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, held its annual inspection this week. Concluding the meeting delicious refreshments were served by the committee in charge.

50 years ago

4-H Leaders Council elected officers and plan entry in parade. Orvis Reil was named president; Mel Crafton, vice president; Shirley Smith, secretary-treasurer; and Roger Sam and Louise Davis council members at large.

30 years ago

Carson City’s downtown area is a disgrace to the community and the traffic on Carson Street is beginning to resemble Mexico City during a revolution, public relations consultant Chris Schaller told the Chamber of Commerce Industrial Development Council Wednesday. At that time, downtown featured empty storefronts, a sleazy downtown hotel and a thrift store.

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