Past Pages for Thursday, April 2, 2015

140 years ago

A special train of 17 cars, all filled with emigrants, left Ogden last Sunday evening and is due here this evening. We learn there are 600 persons, young and old, on this train, the majority of whom are destined for California. — Silver State, March 30.

130 years ago

For nearly two years preceding the last election, the Times-Review earnestly advocated the calling of a convention for the purpose of framing a new State Constitution. The proposition was defeated because of the presidential election drawing attention away and because political managers manipulated printing of the tickets. — Times-Review.

100 years ago

In the annual report of the State Hospital for Mental Diseases, just issued under the subhead of “Elopements,” it is stated that 11 males eloped from that institution during the year 1914. What have the Reno papers been doing to overlook such sensational news as that?

70 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marraige were dinner guests at the home of Chief of Police and Mrs. Jack Parker yesterday. Photographer’s mate 1/c John Nulty, is spending a short leave with his mother, Mrs. Marie Nulty.

60 years ago

City trucks will spend two days next week picking up rubbish collected by persons during cleanup week. The trucks will pick up trash on the west side of Carson Wednesday and Thursday on the east side.

50 years ago

Nevada legislators were to hold a Sunday meeting, the first of the 1965 session to finish up the tag-ends of their lawmaking business, and go home.

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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