140 years ago
In town. “Yankee Plumber,” the humorist, lecturer and elocutionist, is in this city. Yesterday, Friend’s thermometer registered 80 degrees. His barometer is also falling slowly, which indicates rain or snow, in the near future.
130 years ago
A feeling of suppressed excitement has been created in the community by a report which appears to be thoroughly authenticated, that some rich gold rock was yesterday struck in the stone quarry at the State Prison while blasting out stone to be used for the State Printing Office. The discovery of gold within the enclosure of the State Prison is likely to lead to misunderstanding.
100 years ago
This week’s output of the Tonopah mines was 10,760 tons of the estimated value of $219,640.
70 years ago
Mrs. Harvey Newman, Mrs. Emma King and Mrs. Honora Muller were hostesses to Capital Rebekah Circle Tuesday evening at the Newman home in Valley Park.
60 years ago
(Photo caption) Eleven Baptist ministers from Augusta, Ga., arrived here for a simultaneous evangelistic crusade in the Feather River Baptist district. Rev. E.H. Campbell has been assigned to the First Baptist Church of Carson City.
50 years ago
(Photo caption) Ground-breaking ceremonies for the Carson branch of Walton Funeral Home, to be constructed at Roop and Corbett Streets, were held recently. Pictured are Fred Bavenhorst, William Mills, Ed McCaffrey, Jr., Stan Warren, and Joe Elliot.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.