150 years ago
A Christmas tree. The Presbyterian Sunday School folks are getting up a Christmas tree. We are requested to say that the church will be opened next Saturday morning for the reception and arrangement of presents under the tree; and parents or friends of children belonging to the school will be kind enough to send in such things as they wish to place on the tree for the little ones. In the evening the church will be lighted up and Santa Claus will make his appearance at 7 p.m. to distribute out of his infinite bounties, presents to the children.
130 years ago
A peculiar community (on the Mint question). It is quite probable that no town on earth was ever cursed with so many antagonistic cliques as Carson. Whenever four or five families can agree long enough to band together they make a combination to fight the balance of the town. These foolish, bull headed bickering have cost this town the lunatic asylum and the state university, and in time will cost us everything which is of any commercial value to the city. Reno runs everything by pulling together and we lose everything by pulling apart, like a pack of peevish children. Let us wake up and be men.
100 years ago
Some observations. Don’t wear the same socks when you visit a girl the second time; she may think it is the same pair — that’s why they are made in different hues.
70 years ago
Christmas services at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will begin with the children’s Christmas pageant in the parish hall. Midnight Mass will be celebrated on Christmas Eve at 11 p.m. With music by the choir and the rector’s Christmas message.
50 years ago
The Carson Nugget, in cooperation with the Carson City Chamber of Commerce, is sponsoring a Christmas movie for kiddies at the Carson Theatre tomorrow. Youngsters may pick up tickets for the show at the box office tomorrow, according to General Manger Bill Green.
30 years ago
Jack Frallinger of the Carson City Health Department today issued a health advisory for senior citizens and those with breathing problems due to the current inversion conditions in the valley.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.