Past Pages for Friday, April 17, 2015

140 years ago

Warm. The weather is getting warm in Sacramento. The thermometer recorded 93 degrees. McGarnahan is getting the Plaza beautifully leveled off. He has been scraping for a week past with three teams. He will have to haul in considerable dirt around the Capitol before the job is complete.

130 years ago

Local notes. Eight tramps were taken in yesterday and then told to move on. They went to Reno. The attendance at the skating rink increases nightly. Gordon won the potato race on Saturday night. In Reno when a man commits suicide they wait to see how long it takes life to become extinct and then cut him down. If the papers report the matter correctly it took Strong “less than 30 minutes.”

100 years ago

Two of Joe Jaca’s herders were attacked by a coyote near McDermitt last Saturday after the animal had bitten a number of sheep. Fortunately one of the herders was armed with a rifle and he shot the coyote before it could do any further damage. — Humboldt Star.

70 years ago

Gov. E.P. Carville has proclaimed April 27, 1945 as Arbor Day. “I ask that children be impressed with the thought that each tree that they plant adds to the beauty of Nevada.”

60 years ago

Car-Ci-Ada Salon adds to staff. Addition of two new members — Ethel Johnson and Barbara Baker — to the staff of Car-Ci-Ada beauty salon was announced today.

50 years ago

(Photo caption) Psi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi pledge night was held recently at the home of Mrs. Grace Sweetland. The new pledges are (left to right), Mesdames Stan Mosher, James Rose, Richard Menzies, Miss Valera Lewis, Phillip Wagner, Jerry Purdy and Harvey Millard.

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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