Past Pages Oct. 4
130 YEARS AGO
A well is being sunk on the lava beds on the Wood River. The Wood River News says: A few days ago the laborers struck a crevice in the casing of the shaft, and from that time up to date it has been an exciting spot to those whose duties kept them in the bottom. The rumbling of the earth kept a fine racket, and occasional blasts of air flirt up through the shaft, taking hats, etc., to the surface. Again the draft has changed, and anything near the windlass is drawn down and into the crevice and away – the Lord knows where.
100 YEARS AGO
The well at the Raycraft farm is down about 90 feet. During the past week it has been a case of fighting quicksand every inch of the way, which has retarded the work considerably. This is the first experimental well tackled by the state and it is giving the men in charge a good lot of experience.
70 YEARS AGO
Nevada ranks second in aluminum collecting per dwelling, Hugh Shamberger, state director of civilian defense for Nevada, hasannounced.
50 YEARS AGO
TV schedule. 8 a.m.-Harry Reasoner. 8:15 a.m.-Captain Kangaroo. 9 a.m. Cactus Tom. 11 a.m.-Truth or Consequences. 11:30 a.m.-It Could Be You.12:30-Loretta Young Show. 1 p.m.-Young Dr. Malone. 1:30 p.m.- House Party. 2 p.m.-Make Room for Daddy. 3 p.m.-Be My Guest. 5 p.m.- Uncle Happy.
20 YEARS AGO
Carson firefighters were up and rolling Tuesday morning when a kiln used for making asphalt caught fire next to a 10,000 gallon diesel tank.
10 YEARS AGO
Walk through Bill and Faye Ritenour’s Mound House antique shop is a walk through history. Outside is the pride of the shop, six antique horse-drawn wagons.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.