150 years ago
Cow adrift. Mr. J.P. Jones, who can be found on Fifth Street between Division and Nevada streets, advertises in another of today’s Appeal his loss of a dark red cow, which can be recognized by having a brass knob on one of her horns. He is supposed to have a young calf with her.
130 years ago
Bill Nye describes the modern newspaper thusly: The newspaper of to-day is a library. It is an encyclopedia, a poem, a biography, a history, a prophecy, a directory, a time table, a romance, a cook book, a guide, a horoscope, an art critic, a political resume, a ground plan of the civilized world, a low-priced multum in parvo ... It is, in short, a bird’s-eye view of all the magnanimity and meanness, the joys and griefs, the births and deaths, the pride and poverty of the world, and all for three dollars a year in advance.
100 years ago
The Ten Commandments for Christmas giving (continued from Tuesday). 5. Thou shalt make such gifts as thy skill may warrant, inasmuch as the work of thy hands gives added value to the offering. 6. Thou shalt tie up no bitter remembrances with the gift, but only peace and goodwill. (Continued on Thursday.)
70 years ago
Robby Clements, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Clements of 204 E. Fourth St., was slightly injured last night after slipping on the ice.
50 years ago
Attending the annual compact dinner meeting of the Nevada Society of Mayflower Descendants held recently at the Holiday Hotel in Reno were Mr. and Mrs. William Crowell, Mrs. John Harvey, Mrs. G.H. Ross and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ross. Mrs. Crowell is presently serving as Deputy Governor of the Society.
30 years ago
Carson City poker players continued to dominate Cactus Jack’s twice weekly Super Bowl of Poker satellite tournaments. Carson’s Romey Moline won Sunday’s tournament over Virginia City’s Bill Fain.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.