140 Years Ago
Capitol grounds: The Legislature next winter will be asked to appropriate funds for beautifying the Capitol grounds at Carson. When the appropriation was made in 1869 for the erection of the Capitol Building, the citizens of Carson agreed to raise and expend upon the plaza in fencing and beautifying it for $2,000, but since that time, they have forgotten. The condition of the plaza is a standing reproach and if the people of Carson can’t afford to spend $2,000 on the plaza for their own benefit and pleasure in the adornment of the town, the Capitol should be moved to Humboldt and the citizens of Winnemucca will at least fence it in (Silver State).
130 Years Ago
Wayside notes: Nevada sagebrush is on exhibit in New Orleans. It takes on so well that people want to raise it in hot houses ... sagebrush shrubbery will be all the rage there.
110 Years Ago
All sorts: Dick Jose is in the East and will return to San Francisco. He will take out a high-class concert company in the new year.
70 Years Ago
Birth — Mr. and Mrs. Dimmit Felesina are the parents of a baby boy named Larry, born in a Reno hospital.
50 Years Ago
Zurich, Switzerland — Gov. Grant Sawyer of Nevada gave a luncheon party for civic leaders, tourist executives and businessmen of Zurich. He was on a 35-man mission and 21-day tour to draw up trade and European tourists for Nevada ...
15 Years Ago
Michael “Bert” Bedeau, architectural historian, has been named the new inspector/clerk for the Comstock Historic District Commission. He has an advanced degree in historic preservation studies from Boston University and a law degree from American University.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.