150 years ago
The State Library. Our young state boasts of the possession of a much larger and more valuable library than the people are generally aware of. As we learn at the Office of the Secretary of State, the number of volumes now upon the shelves is not less than 3,500.
130 years ago
All sorts. Norcross still wilts. Yesterday’s was the heaviest fog of the season. What has become of “Old Dag” in the Senatorial Race? The V&T management desires to notify the public that no free passes can be used on the special train this evening.
100 years ago
Since the recent earthquake, which caused the flow of hot water at the Carson Hot Springs to be very much reduced, Mr. Brougher has been busy trying to remedy the trouble. A driller has reached a level and a sand pump put down pulling a large amount of sand has been taken out. Now water has reached a decent level.
70 years ago
Dr. Fred Anderson, recently discharged from the Army with the rank of Major, has received a certificate of commendation for especially meritorious service with the Western Pacific based command.
50 years ago
Richard Graves of Los Angeles was elected chairman today of the new California-Nevada Lake Tahoe Study Committee, charged by both state legislatures with finding a plan for orderly development of the Sierra Lake basin.
30 years ago
Rep. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is expected to appeal to Sen. Paul Laxalt, R-Nev., to spearhead a compromise in the Senate on national park and wilderness legislation for Nevada.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.