140 years ago
Pitched battle in Chinatown (continued from Thursday). This woman owed a few weeks dues — probably as much as $1. The watchman’s fine was not paid, so he started taking blankets from her couch and was getting away with them when the row commenced. The policeman, which belongs to the Ah Kee Company, was fired upon by a rival company and then drew his knife and started in on the assailant, stabbing him in the abdomen. (Continued on Saturday.)
130 years ago
Wayside notes. The Indian Summer seems to have opened its office again. There are 1,003 voters registered last night when registration closed. In the Carson district are 857. Dell Crandall, who was recently taken to the lunatic asylum at Reno, is said to be one of the most harmless of the lunatics.
100 years ago
The first installment of the Flying Squadron appeared at the Grand yesterday. A full house awaited them and the speakers were heartily applauded during the course of remarks. The Flying Squadron’s temperance message is to visit 235 of the larger cities raising a quarter of a million dollars to carry the message of states going dry.
70 years ago
A Carson City war hero will be the featured guest speaker at the opening night stage performance of the Army Air Forces’ “Shot from the Sky” exhibit of captured enemy aircraft in Reno’s Idlewild Park. S/Sgt. Frankly R. Coleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Coleman of Carson City, will tell of his combat experiences as a Flying Fortress gunner while flying 35 missions over Germany.
60 years ago
A fraction of an inch cost Carson High School a football game Saturday afternoon when the Manogue Miners defeated the Senators 7-6. After the battling Senators scored a fourth quarter touchdown to pull within tying distance, Paul Howard’s attempted conversion struck the goal post and bounded away.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.