140 years ago
The big storm. The biggest storm we have had this winter commenced last Monday afternoon, and kept it up continuously for 24 hours, accompanied with high winds. A great portion of the time it was impossible for pedestrians to face the storm, on account of the drifting snow, that was whirling in all directions. Snow fell to the depth of two feet on a level and drifts in some places up to 20 feet. White Pine News, April 10.
130 years ago
Yesterday a man was tried before Justice Gaige for blacking his wife’s eyes. He claimed the appearance of her face was due to an accidental blow while wrestling playfully a broom from her in play. He wanted to sweep the room, and she refused to let him have it. The jury brought in a verdict of guilty, and in default of $200 bail, he is now stopping with the sheriff.
100 years ago
So much has been said concerning Nevada’s divorce law and so many requests made for information as to its provisions that the Appeal herewith reproduces the salient sections of the law and grounds on which divorce may be obtained ...
70 years ago
“Whereas, God in his infinite wisdom has seen fit to call to his Eternal Rest our beloved President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt ... I, E.P. Carville, Governor of the State of Nevada, do designate April 14, 1945 a legal holiday to be observed by the legal closing of all State and County offices.”
60 years ago
Herbert S. Hamlin, author and poet laureate of Nevada, will be principal speaker at the dedication of the 106-year-old Vincente Martinez adobe in Alhambra, Calif. He is the author of “The Great Emma Nevada,” “Snowshoe Thompson,” “Life of David Broderick,” “The Concord Coach,” and “Wells Fargo & Co.”
50 years ago
The former Comstock boom town of Virginia City will get a face-lifting this week by more than 50 junior high school students from Millbrae, Calif., as students plan to take a paint brush and shovels in hand to spruce up the local cemetery.
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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