Past Pages Oct. 6 | NevadaAppeal.com

Past Pages Oct. 6

Trent Dolan

130 YEARS AGO

A hunter recently found a rusty Sharp’s carbine in the badlands of Powder river, about twelve miles from the Yellowstone. The gun was at full cock, and alongside was a skeleton encased in blue overalls and a white shirt. The hypothesis is that the man was killed by Indians.

100 YEARS AGO

Yesterday the City of Yerington was visited by a fire that caused over $10,000 in damage. The fire started in Leverich and Taggert saloon and spread to the Samuels dry good store. Both were wiped out, but the fire was confined to the two buildings. It was the most destructive fire in many years.

70 YEARS AGO

Every Nevada county but one, 27 California counties,16 outside states and three foreign countries are represented in the University of Nevada student body this fall. Of the total enrollment of 1,001 – 888 are Nevada young.

50 YEARS AGO

(Photo Caption) The facade of the new Security National Building at Proctor and Carson Streets is shown during construction. Each one of the diamonds on the building is five tons each and made of quartz embedded in concrete.

20 YEARS AGO

Western Nevada wrapped up five years of drought with the warmest September in 50 years.

10 YEARS AGO

Carson resident Donna Brand-Moormann packs for a trip to help with the Red Cross effort at “Ground Zero.”

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