140 years ago
Matters About Lake Tahoe. We learn from Hank Monk that there are busy times up at the lake. Night before last there were 30 registered guests at the Glenbrook. Bliss, Yerington and party were there. About 260 men are at work on the railroad which Bliss is constructing. They are laying the rails in the tunnel and mining the dirt by hand.
130 years ago
The chopping block — The heads that fell yesterday. T.R. Hofer, Chief Clerk of the Mint, was informed that his resignation would be accepted. C.O. Appleberg, watchman, was notified of his suspension; also, Charles Wilson of the Deposit and Melters room, M.W. Starling, computing clerk, Willie Adams, Assayer’s Department, and Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Mason, seamstresses, were also discharged. Telegrams to Washington for reasons are expected from the Mint director.
100 years ago
The first strawberries of the season arrived at Baker’s this morning and it was not long before Carson housewives learned the fact and made short work of the consignment.
70 years ago
In these times, we think it is little short of criminal to deliberately allow 42 tons of butter to spoil. That is exactly what happened recently in San Francisco — Wes Davis.
60 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Lester H. Groth of Carson City are parents of a girl weighing 12 pounds and 14 ounces born April 17 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital.
50 years ago
Reno’s first Trailer Life Show, sponsored by the Trailer Coach Association, will open at Shopper’s Square today.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.