150 years ago
Immigrants. On the morning of July 26, says the Reese River Reveille, 16 wagons, containing 100 men, women and children, arrived in town on their route to California. They left the Missouri River on the 8th of May, and are from the state of Illinois, Iowa. The party had excellent health and met with no trouble during their long journey.
130 years ago
Mark Twain says that ultimately the great West will claim the Capital and Washington will be abandoned. A letter from C.C. Powning, recommending Reno as the likeliest spot, went on yesterday’s mail.
100 years ago
If a woman wouldn’t believe a thing a man told her before marriage and believe everything he told her after marriage, there would be mighty few marriages, but there wouldn’t be any divorces.
70 years ago
By Wes Davis. There is considerable discussion going on around town as to the advisability of renewing Nevada Day celebration this fall. Merchants want the affair to revive, while others want to wait till the war ends.
50 years ago
The first “Community Achievement Award” to be presented by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce will go to the Carson City Rotary Club at a special joint meeting Tuesday, Mrs. Fred Raymond announced today.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.