150 years ago
The military ball. Tonight is the Grand Military Ball, which is to be given by the Carson Zouaves, at the Pavilion. It will doubtless be the finest affair of the sort ever had in Nevada. There will be no doubt be numerous in attendance of the Carson ladies, and the knowledge of that fact spread abroad in the land will be all the incentive needed to cause a grand rush.
130 years ago
Yesterday U.S. Marshall Corbett came in from the Pyramid Lake Reservation with Jake Hamilton, charged with selling liquor to the Indians. He lived in a fish camp about four miles form the lake and it is alleged he sold a gallon of whisky to some Indians. He stated he is 74 years old and served in the Seminole, Mexican and Civil Wars. He is now in jail.
100 years ago
The coroner’s jury sitting in the case of John Hogan, better known as “One-Round” Hogan, brought in a verdict that the deceased came to his death as the result of being stabbed by a person or persons unknown. There were no witnesses to the murder Tuesday at Whiterock, northeast of Elko. Hogan and Nicholson has been ordered out of the saloon and several hours later Hogan was found in a pool of blood. Nicholson is in jail in Elko.
70 years ago
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, commander-in-chief of the Pacific Fleet, recently pinned the Bronze Star medal on Pvt. Thomas H. Bailey, 26, a Third Marine Division rifleman form 408 Ann street, Carson City, for outstanding service at Iwo Jima. Bailey was at the head of a litter team rescuing an injured leatherneck lying at the mouth of a cave, surrounded by several Japanese riflemen.
50 years ago
Klu Klux Klan editorial. With the admission last week that there was an organizer of the Klu Klux Klan operating in Elko and rumors that similar charters were in the process of being formed in other Nevada towns, it appears that the Silver State could be in line for all sorts of unpleasantness ...
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.