150 years ago
Grand ball: Mr. Spooner will give a grand ball at his station on the Lake Bigler (Tahoe) Road on Monday evening, July 2. Every preparation has been made to render this a very delightful affair. Billy Wilson’s stage will run for the benefit of those who wish to attend.
130 years ago
Yesterday the editor of the Appeal received an invitation to appear in the Virginia City procession for July 4. The idea is to have us go up there and parade on our old yellow pot-bellied cayuse of the mountains; the same animal that was such a distinguishing feature of the parade last year. This spectacle would draw many people away from here; and attract vast crowds of the rustic population to the Comstock. Fealty to our own fair city compels us to decline. We had rather be a yellow dog and bay at the moon in Carson, than be Grand Marshal of a Virginia parade.
100 years ago
Keep out the flies: Door and window screens, all kinds and sizes. Will supply on short notice anything not in stock. Order early. Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Co.
70 years ago
In celebration of her birthday anniversary last Friday, Mrs. Edwin Miller was treated to a family dinner at the Stateline Club, Lake Tahoe. Members of the family present were Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Miller, Mr. And Mrs. Bud Miller, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith and son, Corkey.
50 years ago
Adopting formal policy, the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board declared Thursday the purity of Lake Tahoe should not be allowed to decline.
30 years ago
It’s been 12 years since her last sitcom, but Lucille Ball is coming back to series television this fall because family comedies are in vogue again.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.