140 years ago
The Improved Reds will have their picnic on Saturday. It will be something more than a mere chemuck-munching, something higher-toned than just a pine nut and locust affair. The chiefs, the young men of the tribe, the squaws and the maidens, even the paooses will be there. As to the rumor they will roast a mule, it is without foundation. They will, however, roast an ass, if any such is detected repeating malignant misrepresentations about their feasting and merry-makings.
130 years ago
We are solidly of the opinion that Dan DeQuill as a weather sharp is a fraud. For a long time we entertained great respect for his opinions on snow and rain to come. One day we were sitting at his office at the Enterprise at 3 a.m. when he went out on the back porch and found it had begun to snow. “Watch me prophecy,” he said and wrote as follows: During the past hours the wind has changed to the northeast and the falling temperature indicates a snow storm before morning. At the present writing, 9 p.m., we feel reasonably safe in saying that a snow storm will set in by 3 o’clock in the morning.”
100 years ago
Dr. E.A. Wheeler, who was killed in an auto accident between Tonopah and Goldfield, was an experienced automobile driver but obsessed with the speed bug. He had a high-powered machine, but was never satisfied unless it was traveling on the “high.” Time and again he was warned ... and it came.
70 years ago
Boy Scout Troop No. 33 held its regular Court of Honor Thursday night. The Wolf Patrol, with leaders Mickey Laxalt and Gordon Platt, conducted tenderfoot initiation for Jackie Tolson of Stewart. First class awards were presented to Daniel Kostebnko; and Lone Cub to Jerry Longero.
50 years ago
Carson City Council last night unanimously approved a proposed master plan of Mills Park which was prepared by Nevada Engineering Consultants.
30 years ago
The National Weather Service says the worst of the flooding is over along the Humboldt River, although ranchlands at Lovelock are still threatened.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.