Past Pages for Friday, June 26, 2015

150 years ago

Escape of a convict. A man named Charles Dade, who was serving out his sentence of three years imprisonment in the penitentiary for the crime of burglary, effected his escape on Friday by complaining of sickness for a few days went to the yard and escaped at the changing of the guard about noon.

130 years ago

Gibson’s Indians. Alf Doten tells how Bill Gibson has names for all his Indians, something like this: Gibson has names for all who don’t happen to have any, especially the young ones, and his names are suited to their peculiar characteristics form his old Comstock point of view. “Here, you, Hank Smith and Nick Vipont, get out there and drive in that cow. Bob Graves, you tell Jack Stevens and Stonewall Jackson its about time they was gittin’ to school and if I ever catch you throwin’ rocks at Rosco Conklings’ old squaw again I’ll break your cussed necks!”

100 years ago

Puts in gasoline service tank. Ed Walsh, the enterprising grocer, has placed in front of his place on Carson Street a 500-gallon gasoline tank for the convenience of autoists. The tank is sunk about six feet below the level of the street with a Bowser long distance pump, connected to the tank.

70 years ago

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Verrill Mighels Davis, who quietly passed away in her sleep Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucy Crowell, will be held Wednesday at the Episcopal Church.

50 years ago

More than 100 reservations have been made to date for the Chamber of Commerce 20th Anniversary Dinner Thursday evening at Carson Hot Springs, Mary Louise Raymond, Chamber manager, announced today.

30 years ago

(Photo caption) It takes a brave man to become a president of a Rotary Club, especially when he faces the humiliation of leaving office. Douglas County Sheriff’s Captain Ron Perini, who ended his tenure as Tahoe-Douglas Rotary Club president Friday night, spent his final hours driving around the county in a pink patrol car festooned with slogans. Naturally, his uniform had to match the patrol car with pink makeup and an official Arkansas razorback hat.

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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