Past Pages for Thursday, June 11, 2015

150 years ago

Horrible massacre of seven persons. By the southern mail stage on Wednesday evening, intelligence was brought to the city of the shocking massacre of a number of persons in Spanish Fort Kanyon by some Indians who, it would appear, have been long known as a desperate gang of robbers and murderers (continued on Friday).

130 years ago

The days of typesetting are over with F.W. Frost, the foreman of the Bodie Free Press. An accidental discharge of a shotgun carried away the second joint of his right thumb and lacerated his hand badly. He has the sympathy of many friends.

100 years ago

The dance committee of the Fourth of July celebration is getting very busy and within a short time will have a platform ready for a series of outdoor dances. It is the idea to have a series of these moonlight dances.

70 years ago

Relatives have been advised that Pfc. Francis X. Schulz, who was wounded on April 30 in Okinawa, has been awarded the Purple Heart.

50 years ago

(Photo caption) Art Antrim, owner of Antrim’s Mower and Saw Service, formerly located at Highway 50 and Stewart Streets, checks out his new location on U.S. 395, directly opposite the old drive-in theatre at 2550 N. Carson Street.

30 years ago

One highlight of Carson Valley Days in Gardnerville is awarding Man of the Year. This year it’s Leland Arigoni, a resident of Carson Valley since the 1940s.

Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment