150 years ago
Not dead yet. We saw the irrepressible John Kennedy on the street yesterday. We understand his wound has so far healed and his physicians are convinced that another of the same sort will be necessary to make him a more permanent patient. John seems determined to disappoint all his acquaintances who have predicted he will die with his boots on. But he will have to be more careful and peaceful in the future.
130 years ago
Journalists are proverbially wealthy. To be sure Brother Sears of the Elko Independent sometimes writes his editorials on the soles of his slippers and goes barefooted while it is being set up, but that is no sign of poverty. He probably does it from choice. — Times-Review
100 years ago
The Goldfield Tribune is authority for the statement that within the next fortnight the work of dismantling the 130-stamp mill of the Pitsburg (sic) Silver Peak Mining company at Blair, 30 miles west of Goldfield, will be in progress and will be shipped to the Rawhide mine in Tuolumne county, Calif.
70 years ago
Members of the board of Carson City trustees met last night to hear a report of getting houses from Gabbs to relieve the current housing shortage here. A “Housing Authority of Carson City” was formed to help alleviate the shortage.
50 years ago
Two persons were killed in traffic accidents over the Christmas holiday weekend in Nevada. The state’s 1965 death toll stood at 192 compared to 208 on the same date last year.
30 years ago
Skiers are again riding five lifts manufactured by Lift Engineering and Manufacturing of Carson City after a 12-day shutdown following an accident on an identically designed lift in Colorado.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.