140 years ago
Our Empire Friends respond full heartily to the proposition made by their Carson friends to join with them in celebrating the Fourth of July. Westward the course of Empire makes its way; and so they will come from the eastern end of the county, aye, even from Brunswick and the Merrimac and Vivian and the classic groves of Pine Nut and the Abrosial Groves of Dutch Nick’s. Let them come!
130 years ago
Harry Hardup discourses on poverty. Poverty in the present age is the most atrocious crime a person can commit. A generous public is usually disposed to condone all such trifling offenses as murder, arson, robbery, abduction, etc., if the perpetrator is free from the more heinous and depraved crime of impecuniosity. Here is a tip: Always speak of such men of Fair and MacKay as friends Jim and Jack. Continually send them postal cards written in cipher that no one can understand. It will give you a reputation of intrigue and business capacity.
100 years ago
Dr. E.A. Wheeler, Cyrus Rice, Daniel Falvey and Herman Kruger, four prominent citizens of Goldfield, are dead as a result of an automobile accident at 1:40 a.m. on the lower road to Tonopah, 11 miles from Goldfield. Dr. Wheeler, the owner and driver, was traveling at a high rate of speed, some 50 miles an hour, when the vehicle struck a dead auto, left deserted on the road.
70 years ago
Approximately 50 families are expected to locate in Carson City by June 15 in connection with the Naval auxiliary air station at Fallon. So far houses and apartments have been found to accommodate only 35 families. The Naval auxiliary air station at Fallon will be commissioned as an official naval activity on Saturday. The flag to be used in the formal ceremony was made for Mrs. W.E. Rutledge of Fallon by a World War I veteran.
50 years ago
One hundred acres of Ormsby County Airport land has been requested by the Fairground Committee for use as a site for a fair and rodeo ground.
30 years ago
In a meeting with Xerbec employees, federal officials declared the Gardnerville manufacturing plant safe and hazard free. A mystery illness has been affecting employees for weeks.
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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