140 years ago
Among the many specimens of ore, minerals and curiosities collected by Professor Stewart of Humboldt County, two are worthy of special mention. One is a specimen of crystallized sulphur, which weighs 40 or 50 pounds, from the Rabbit Hole mine. It is really beautiful and is highly prized. The other is a block of saccharine marble, eight or 10 inches square, from a ledge recently discovered in Table Mountain, south of Unionville, which Stewart says is equal to the finest Italian marble.
130 years ago
Assumed rapture. The Comstock papers are trying hard to show what a tidal wave of enthusiasm swept over the Comstock when Col. Fair came up to “greet his old friends.” Sen. Fair should not mistake the assumed rapture of hungry sack hunters for the cordiality of men whose hearts warm with the fires of friendship.
100 years ago
One of the sleeping cars of the Barnes Circus, on the switch off, the main track at the Virginia and Truckee depot, was practically destroyed by fire late this afternoon. The department was called out and responded quickly, but the fire had made such headway there was little chance to save anything.
70 years ago
Heavy fighting continued today in encircled Berlin, where Nazi sources insisted Adolph Hitler and his top aides were personally directing a last-ditch effort.
60 years ago
The Atomic Energy Commission announced today that the weather will have to improve before its scheduled atomic explosion can be loosed amidst “Survival Town U.S.A.” tomorrow morning.
50 years ago
The annual Carson City PTA Variety Show will present two performances on Thursday at the Carson Theater Mrs. Ed Wallace, president, announced today.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.