140 years ago
The Turn Verein Ball. Notwithstanding the theatre was crowded with people to hear Miss Rogers, and the Ivy Club sheet and pillow case party largely attended, the ball given by the Carson City Turn Verein Society was a huge success. The dancing commenced about 9 o’clock and at 12 o’clock, supper was announced. Taken all in all the Turners ball was one of the finest and gayest ever given in Carson. It is hoped these fun-loving people will give another party soon.
130 years ago
“Don’t my son owe you a little bar bill, Tom?” Asked a gentleman as he emptied his glass, turning to the gentlemanly bartender of the Palace, who has delighted at the prospect of the old man settling up his son’s bill. “Yes, we have a little bill of $25.50 against him. Shall I receipt the bill?” asked Thomas anxiously. “Well, no, but just give me a dozen of those sublime cigars, and add them to my son’s account.”
100 years ago
“Profit sharing is a great scheme, but how about loss-sharing?”
“And you may do a man a favor by not giving him advice.”
70 years ago
The Rambler, by Wes Davis. Orchids are scarce in these parts nowadays, so gardenias to Sen. Andy Haight of Fallon. He leads a committee investigating the state asylum and has done something rare in Nevada legislative annals — he called in someone who knows something about the subject.
60 Years ago
Proponents of a $300,000 fund for a state department of economic development publicity and state parks argued their case yesterday before the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means committees.
50 years ago
Mayor James Robertson will be guest speaker at a meeting of the American Association of University Women tomorrow night on a slide show of his impressions of Western Europe.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.