150 years ago
Wicked old Bigler. In the Copperhead Convention, which was held in Sacramento on Saturday night, John Bigler got up and said that he had voted the Democratic ticket for 36 years. He also declared himself 61 years old. What an awful pile of sin that old cuss has to answer for!
130 years ago
Empire items, Mexican Mill. They are preparing to shut down, repair and overhaul the machinery. A new flume will be built above Bland’s old place on the river. They will shut down on Sunday. They have rebuilt the blacksmith shop and carpenter shops recently destroyed by fire. Miss Mamie L. Morris of Empire has been engaged as teacher for the coming term at Brunswick school.
100 years ago
A tourist party from Los Angeles, consisting of Otto Weid and wife and Leland S. Bower, an attorney, arrived in Carson Saturday evening, having come across the mountains by way of Tioga Pass. They had with them a thermos bottle full of snow for their storage battery, of which pure water was needed for its purity.
70 years ago
Cornelius S. Aaron has been named chairman of the Western Nevada Unit of the National Congress of American Indians, which at the same time elected other officers to serve for one year.
50 years ago
Development of a new Sierra Pacific Power Co. generating plant at Mason Valley, using natural gas supplied by Southwest Gas, was virtually assured today with the signing of an agreement by both utilities.
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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