150 years ago
A balloon for the Fourth: The Messrs. Gabbs, as we understand, intend sending up a large balloon from the Plaza on the morning of July 4th. It is expected that the Ascension will take place about the same time of the starting of the procession.
130 years ago
All sorts: Miss Jennie Banning, an African American, wants a situation in a private family. Apply at this office. Five conductors have recently been discharged on the Truckee and Humboldt divisions of the Central Pacific Railroad as a result of the sharp work of the company’s spotters.
100 years ago
Street concert by Band Boys tonight: The band will play on the street again tonight, and last evening the boys were practicing with their instruments. It is peculiarity of this band that they very seldom play the same selection twice, and never unless it is particularly good.
70 years ago
Upholstery to be resumed again: An upholstery school will be given in the shop rooms of the grammar school or old high school Mrs. Olive McCracken, district extension agent, said today. Both afternoon and night classes will be instituted at this time. Those wishing to attend should bring chairs and materials.
50 years ago
The Nevada Appeal is again sponsoring its second annual Yosemite National Park trip for its newspaper boys. This trip is on a competition basis. The first eight boys to obtain 12 new subscriptions each qualify for the four-day trip.
30 years ago
Former Storey County District Attorney Jack Christensen is the 11th person to file for justice of the peace.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
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