140 years ago
Yesterday was a good day for personals. Secretary of State Minor; State Treasurer (that is to be) Tufly; State Treasurer (that is for a little while) Jerry Schooling; Governor (that won’t be long) Bradley; Judge (that will never get to be) Hillhouse, and several other notables whose names we can’t think of, came into Carson yesterday. These, we suppose, will be followed today by those illustrious Confederates Ellis and Woodburn.
130 years ago
The Appeal has every reason to believe that there is as much of a fusion this year as there ever was in Ormsby. There is considerable variance as opinion in Carson as to the propriety of conciliating the men who have forgot the party whenever they could not have their own way. The Appeal in common with a large majority of straight backed Republicans has looked up on the policy of conciliation to traitors a mistaken one. It has always been our idea that any party who takes the Dolly Vardens to its hearthstone will be the sufferer by it ...
100 years ago
Democratic candidates led by Emmet D. Boyle, candidate for governor, and Leonard G. Fowler, candidate for Congress, held forth last night at the Majestic Theater to one of the largest and certainly most enthusiastic political gatherings of the local campaign.
70 years ago
Tomorrow Nevada will celebrate its 80th birthday anniversary with varied programs and celebrations given throughout the state on a somewhat smaller and quieter scale than in pre-war years. Carson will start the celebration tonight with a pre-admission day dance sponsored by the 20-30 Club at the Civic Auditorium. Tomorrow’s festivities will include a rodeo.
60 years ago
Local, state and national election returns will again be available Tuesday night at the Old Corner through cooperation of the Nevada Appeal and other state dailies and the United Press.
50 years ago
Local promoters today hope for good weather as they begin wrapping up plans for this weekend’s three-day $5,000 Centennial Auto Racing Classic at the Tahoe-Carson Speedway.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.