April 4, 2012
130 YEARS AGO
Mint coinage. The coinage at the Carson Mint for the month of March is: double eagles-$80,000; half eagles-$43,000; and standard dollars-$100,000. A group of young vagrants from 12 to 16 now are begging on Carson Street corners and are seen as confirmed old tramps. Officer Duncan has arrested four of them and is now stuck with a white elephant.
100 YEARS AGO
Southern Pacific has decided not to set aside a sleeper car for the stub train from Mound House to points south. Many would take the sleeper to Wabuska, arriving at 3 a.m. And wait for the Copper Belt to make connections. Now the trains arranged so that travelers from the coast arrive as the Copper Belt arrives at noon, without fatigue.
70 YEARS AGO
Paul Laxalt, who starred in inter scholastic basketball and tennis at Carson High School, is up from Santa Clara University for Easter. He is the number one tennis player on the Santa Clara squad this year.
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50 YEARS AGO
A fire that started when an acetylene tank exploded in the basement of the Golden Hotel early this morning in Reno killed one person and injured at least 16 others. Three were reported missing.
20 YEARS AGO
Carson Sheriff Paul McGrath loses a bid for $110,000 in new sheriff’s vehicles after supervisors say he hasn’t shopped enough.
10 YEARS AGO
Sonia Carlson is teaching a class at the Brewery Arts Center that will help people understand the culture and the Chinese way of life. “I don’t know what people will be interested in, so I included a little bit of everything,” she says.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.