150 years ago
A Mormon anniversary. The Salt Lake Telegraph of July 23 contains the following allusion to an important anniversary: “To-morrow is the eighteenth anniversary of the arrival of the pioneers into this valley. We hear of no special public demonstrations, but the Bishops doubtless will have some gatherings in their several wards.”
130 years ago
During the pastor’s annual vacation there will be no services in the Presbyterian church till the last Sabbath in August unless specifically announced.
100 years ago
George Geiger, train master at Sparks who was shot last Monday night by Ruth Reed while joyriding near Ricks’ roadhouse is reported to be doing very nicely at the Sister’s hospital in Reno. The attending physician has little fear of any complications setting in.
70 years ago
Scout Troop 33 hiked into King’s Canyon Thursday for a combination of outdoor tests, culminating in a wiener roast. Bill Welch, Scoutmaster, assisted by Eagle Scout Cole Blease, directed the hike.
50 years ago
“The harnessing of steam as a source of energy is arousing as much interest today as the first gasoline engine must have in its day,” Nevada Congressman Walter S. Baring said after introducing a bill allowing the government to lease public land for geothermal resources.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.