140 years ago
They are building in Maine a thousand-ton ship to be named “The Bonanza.” Her owners are San Franciscans.
130 years ago
Wrecked (continued from Sunday). And he passed from his mother’s side, a rosy, honest boy, to plunge into the rush and riot of the world with an unlimited bank account. This was only five or six years ago, and today he is fit to walk off a dock some story night and perish miserably. No boy who is earning a few dollars a week learning a trade has any reason to envy this poor fellow. (Continued on Wednesday.)
100 years ago
The Chinese have the reputation to be endowed with a great bump of imitation. The mining press tells of a Chinese miner near Searchlight who has made a one-stamp mill out of junk that can crush 800 pounds of ore a day with the cam made of an old wagon wheel and the motive from a gasoline engine.
70 years ago
Gov. E.P. Carville today urged every man, woman and child who has or can secure a plot of ground to plant a victory garden.
60 years ago
The Democratic Women’s Club will sponsor a public dinner honoring Assemblyman Richard L. Waters Sr. at Carson Hot Springs. Tickets are $1.50.
50 years ago
The Nevada Legislature should meet annually, Gov. Grant Sawyer told the Nevada Congress of Parents and Teachers Monday.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.