Past Pages June 16 |

Past Pages June 16

by Trent Dolan

130 years ago

The remains of Columbus Phillips, which were found in Marlette Lake, and buried near that place after the Coroner’s inquest was held, will be disinterred and reburied in a cemetery by the Grand Army of the Republic, of which Phillips was a member.

100 years ago

Lovely Chinkapin Falls. Several Carson City folks, who saw in The Appeal an item in relation to the falls in Franktown Creek, and thereby learned for the first time there are such falls, have visited the place and all come back talking of the beauty of the cataracts. The warm weather has melted in the snow and the creek is full of water, making the 100-foot drop a thing of beauty.

70 years ago

Residents of the eastern part of the city and along the prison road had an opportunity to gain an insight into dust bowl conditions in the Middle West. The dust, ashes and debris rose high in the air this afternoon from the burned-over area south of the prison road, formed a dense cloud and screen that made the state prison invisible from the town and likewise shut off a view of town from the prison.

50 years ago

Carson City police were kept busy over the weekend aiding Virginia City authorities in policing the Comstock during the Silver Centennial celebration, handling a series of petty offenses in their own bailiwick.

20 years ago

Squabbles over taxes to balance the governor’s two-year, $1.6 billion budget could lead to legislation to prevent the state from running out of money by July 1.

10 years ago

The national weighted average of all grades of gas with taxes was $1.1902 on Friday.

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