140 years ago
Charles Allen shot R. Grannis in the right hand yesterday, inflicting an ugly flesh wound between the thumb and forefinger. This small matinee took place at 3 p.m. yesterday in front of Tump Winstou’s Exchange. Grannis’ story is that Allen came up to him after a poker game, swung and hit him in the eyebrow. Grannis returned the blow and Allen pulled a derringer and cocked it. Grannis made the appropriate move to grab the gun to prevent discharge, causing the wound. Ex-Alderman Legate stated he wouldn’t give a damn about a town that couldn’t afford a shooting scrape every now and then. Bail was set at $500.
130 years ago
Amid the generous chorus of compliments none is better appreciated than this melodious strain of music from the Reno Journal: The “Carson Appeal is being lavishly complimented by its exchanges for its enterprise in the publishing diagrams of the Inter-State Match. It was one of the most genuine cases of foresight and enterprise ever exhibited in the history of Nevada journalism.” In spite of all these things the price of subscription remains the same.
100 years ago
The notorious Barbary Coast of San Francisco, known to tourists the world over, celebrated its final passing with a revel that packet its resorts to suffocation and thronged its streets with thousands of lookers-on.
Promptly at midnight the Police Commissioner’s rule preventing the further sale of liquor by women went into effect, a fact that has made the Barbary notorious since the pioneer days.
70 years ago
Gov. E. P. Carville today announced a temporary quota of 137 has been set for the state in a drive to enlist Nevada women in the Women’s Army Corps. This number has been set to equal the number of army casualties suffered by this state to date.
50 years ago
The City of Carson has filed suit against 40 local residents who have failed to pay sewage assessments.
30 years ago
(Photo Caption) Patric Wilson of the Genoa Creek Chili Co., eats his chili with a knife during he regional competition Saturday. Twenty-four finalists from 80 cooking teams were chosen to compete today in the Great High Sierra Regional Championship Chili Cook Off.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
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