140 years ago
Car on fire. The Gold Hill News of last evening informs us that the passenger car attached to the 8 o’clock train from Carson caught fire at Mound House yesterday morning. The fire originated in the upper portion of the car, in the vicinity of the stovepipe. A Babcock fire-extinguisher rendered good service in squelching the conflagration.
130 years ago
It is a surprising the number of people who feel themselves at liberty to dictate the manner in which the business of a newspaper should be conducted, but who would resent as impertinence any newspaper suggestion in regard to their own affairs. — Times Review. We should judge from the above that some Carson people had moved to Tuscarora.
100 years ago
Samuel J. Raber, former cafe entertainer in Reno who was convicted in the murder of Cherry de St. Maurice in Sacramento, heard again his death sentence passed for execution Dec. 18 at Folsom prison.
70 years ago
Bomber tail gunner visits in Carson. S/Sgt. John Foster, nephew of Col. and Mrs. R.M. Elston and cousin of Jim Foster, is spending three weeks at the Elston home. Foster is a tail gunner on a Liberator bomber and on his 40th mission the engines were shot out at 26,000 feet over Romania. He and the balance of the crew were held prisoner for four months until the fall of Romania. Foster received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service.
60 years ago
September attendance at the Nevada State Museum this year reached an unprecedented 23,242 visitors compared to 11,683 visitors the same month last year.
50 years ago
Are you a present or former Nevadan 100 years or older? Were you a resident prior to 1900? If so, you have an invitation to be a guest of honor on the reviewing stand during the Admission Day parade.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.