150 years ago
Precautionary: Our dry goods merchants were agreeably surprised, on last evening, by an unprecedented demand for patent steel shirt collars. The purchasers were mostly Federal office holders.
130 years ago
Sen. Stewart spoke at Empire last evening to a large and enthusiastic audience. Bonfires were lighted in front of the hall, and the people gave him a royal welcome.
100 years ago
W.D. Knight, deputy United States marshal, brought down from Virginia City last evening Ah Sam, a man arrested by Sheriff Elkins of that county for selling hop to the Indians. Ah Sam was thoughtlessly his own accuser.
70 years ago
Plans for what may be Carson City’s largest and most successful Admission Day celebration this coming Oct. 31 were discussed last night at the courthouse. Bud Miller, current president of the Carson City Ski Club, was unanimously named Admission Day chairman.
50 years ago
Washoe County officials asked the State Welfare Division today to set minimum fire prevention requirements so that mobile home residents in their county may apply for foster children.
30 years ago
The Nevada Wing, Civil Air Patrol, official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, commanded by Col. Bradford L. Sharp, has been named the No. 1 Civil Air Patrol Wing in the nation.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.