150 years ago
Cold. We understand that the temperature fell night before last to 12 degrees below zero. Much the coldest night of the season.
130 years ago
To Grover Cleveland, President of the United States: ... But the suspension of the Carson Mint is more than hurtful to mining. It is a subversion of the policy of Congress, and as we believe, a violation of the letter and spirit of the law. It cannot with reason be doubted that Congress intended that the Carson Mint should be open ...”
100 years ago
Some observations. When we kick ourselves we never do it as effectively as someone else would. The something we get for nothing is usually worth about what it costs.
70 years ago
Indians of the Tahoe Indian parish have planned several activities in celebration of the Christmas season. At the Indian Baptist church of Reno, a pageant of the Nativity was given Tuesday with Viola Smith and Dwayne Coffey representing Mary and Joseph.
50 years ago
The boys and girls at the Nevada State Children’s Home had a visit from a swingin’ Santa Claus Thursday night, Jazz man Louis Armstrong and Gov. Grant Sawyer dropped by, too. He pointed to Armstrong and said: “Here’s the world’s greatest entertainer and the greatest Santa to make his way down this pike.”
30 years ago
Although many of the supervisors agreed the idea is appealing, bed and breakfast businesses will not be allowed in the residential area of the Carson City Historic District.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.