Past Pages for Wednesday, April 8, 2015

140 years ago

New posthole digger. E.B. Rail has a posthole digger which is worthy of the attention of fence builders. It is oval shaped, about six inches in diameter with a handle about an inch-and-a-half in size. The digger of the hole strikes into the ground with this machine, which holds about six inches of earth, and when it is filled, pulls it out and dumps it. Anyone can dig a hold in one-fourth the time requiring to dig it with a spade.

130 years ago

Wrecked (continued from Tuesday). Who, at 23, finds all his vitality sapped with dissipation, his mental facilities blurred with liquor, and his life a sorry failure. But his father gave him the cursed heritage of wealth, along with the idleness and vice that goes with it, and now he is beyond the reach of any friendly hand that might save him.

100 years ago

The pace set last Saturday at the registration quarters in City Hall was not carried out yesterday when only 45, or about half of Saturday’s 90 women, registered to vote.

70 years ago

According to word form the California State Highway Department, clearing of snow from Highway 50 near Echo Summit started Friday. Snow removal is expected to be completed by April 15.

60 years ago

Plans to make the official civil defense identification tags available to all children and adults in Carson City are being formed by Wilbur Stodieck, director in Ormsby County.

50 years ago

The second running of Reno’s spectacular National Championship Air Races will be held Sept. 6-12 at Sky Ranch.

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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