150 years ago
Skates. Rail tells us he has sent down to the Bay for a supply of skates, so as to be prepared to supply the holiday demand for those articles. If we don’t have any very bad luck in the weather line, and our race track skating pond turns out all right, Carson will be a pretty good place for pleasure seekers about Christmas times.
130 years ago
Comstock journalism. A fierce war has broken out between the Enterprise and Chronicle. It runs something like this: Last evening a small boy was run over at the corner of B and Union streets, and seriously injured on the left ankle (Chronicle). To this the Enterprise of the next morning wrote: The item in last evening’s Chronicle relative to a boy being run over, is the blades tissue of falsehood ever invented (continued on Wednesday).
100 years ago
Tonight at the Grand proffers the famous stars Edwin August and Lillian Tucker in the photo-drama of English society life, “Evidence.”
70 years ago
Plans for a Christmas party were made at a meeting of Girl Scout Troop No. 3 at its regular meeting this week. Mrs. W.H. Dickson, leader is now assisted by Miss Hope van der Smissen. Mrs. Peggy Glover, who was a visitor at the meeting, announced that if an assistant can be obtained, she hoped to organize a Brownie troop after the Christmas holidays.
50 years ago
When the air raid siren wailed last night about 10:30 p.m., a lot of people were reported to have thought the big bomb was on its way. But it wasn’t an air alert — not even practice. The fire department’s regular alarm used to summon volunteer firemen was out of order, so the air raid signal was used.
30 years ago
There will be plenty of local action at this weekend’s Carson City International Pro Rally with the U.S. driver’s championship on the line. The 29-car field for the season finale includes John Buffum, five-time champion in his Audi Quattro.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.