140 years ago
A party of boys went west yesterday afternoon to Kings Canyon in search of snowbound quail and other game. They were very successful bagging seventeen quail, eight or ten jackrabbits and three genuine, so called, English snipe. The hunt was through snow up to the waist.
130 years ago
A few months back, Jack Campbell of the Walker Lake Bulletin concocted a story regarding the whistling fish of Walker Lake. Of course nobody bit the yarn on this slope, but the Eastern press took the matter up and gravely discussed it. Now the Scientific and Natural History Department is teaching it to the young. When children grow up and visit Walker Lake to find the fish whistle and they’ve been deceived, it will be a sorry day for Jack Campbell, the sad-eyed liar of the Walker Lake Bulletin.
100 years ago
Word has been received of a disastrous fire that ever visited in Winnemucca raging in that town at noon. A block of buildings has been consumed, including the bank, Owl Saloon, hotel, Western Union and postal, telegraph, and telephone company offices.
70 years ago
Boy Scout Troop 33 of Carson and Troop No. 37 of Stewart will sell Christmas trees this year, as in the past, it was announced today. The tree-cutting will be done by the newly-organized air-scout troop.
50 years ago
Tino Barzie, manager of Frank Sinatra Jr., is standing by his phone waiting for a hoped-for call from the armed men who kidnapped the 19-year-old singer from his South Lake Tahoe appearance site.
30 years ago
Mills Park needs to be saved from those with “greedy eyes,” and protective measures should be incorporated into the city charter to ensure its well being, the Charter Review Commission was told Wednesday.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.