140 years ago
The fire last night. Between a quarter and half past 10 last night, a fire broke out in Joe Rosenstock’s clothing store in the County Building. In a very few minutes smoke was seen issuing through the iron shutters, and the alarm was given. The Currys were first with water, and the Warrens next. Sheriff Swift was very alert and got the prisoners out of jail. They were let into the main corridor of the jail while the danger was on. No better work was ever done by the firemen.
130 years ago
Some weeks ago the Appeal called attention to the fact that the climate in Nevada was changing in such a way that instead of a long dry summer, we have a succession of showers all summer. And with that comes the first report ever of a boy in Elko dying by a stroke of lightening.
100 years ago
Following a tip given them three weeks ago by the State Board of Pharmacy, an opium ring was broken up by special agents. Two arrests have been made in Reno and the investigation continues in Carson. The ring is said to be bringing in $25,000 a month.
70 years ago
Mrs. Don Young, formerly Miss Emily McLain, who has been in Carson visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Reid, has returned to her duties as the only native Nevadan registered as a SPAR, or the Coast Guard version of a WAVE. She is appropriately called “Nevada” in her camp.
50 years ago
Nevada’s teacher shortage may be relieved by a proposed retraining program at the University of Nevada. Regent Molly Magee of Austin suggested the plan to aid veteran instructors who are needed.
30 years ago
Silver city is having a city-wide yard sale on Main Street. Money will go toward the Silver City Volunteer Fire Department.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.