150 years ago
Big rainstorm: The present is big storm number two for this winter. This one, according to the California returns, extends hence to the Golden Gate. It probably reaches the other way, as far as Eastport. This will do for the season. Our mails are in a bad way, being thus waterlogged and weather bound.
130 years ago
An old principle of government: No law can change human nature. Men are prone to drink and gamble. Hence, wise legislation. Licenses these evils and derives a revenue from the vices and follies of mankind.
100 years ago
The present session of the Nevada Legislature has no more important duty facing it than a rational and permanent solution of the problems involving future control of the state university and to relieve that institution of the troubles that now beset it.
70 years ago
Perry G. Means, prominent Reno architect, was today elected president of Frontiers Unlimited, the newly formed statewide organization to promote the state of Nevada.
50 years ago
Stewart Indian School, 13-1, will be out to wrap up the Northern “A” Basketball Conference Championship this week when the Braves come up against the Yerington Lions tonight at home and the Lovelock Mustangs on the road.
30 years ago
The Douglas County Commission, sitting as the Liquor Board, voted 5-0 today to deny “Cave Rock” Manny Beals’ request to transfer his former licenses from his former hamburger stand to Manny’s Cabaret.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.