140 years ago
A letter from Johnny Stewart. Sheriff’s Office, Esmeralda County, April 17, 1874. Rev. James Woods — Sir: With a sinking heart of a doomed man I answer your kind letter. I can assure you that it afforded me a great relief to get such Godlike lines. I have constantly read the testament since I received it from you and derived great benefit towards preparing myself to meet my God. I have read a consoling verse in the testament, which I have just put on the table to read your letter (continued on Tuesday).
130 years ago
Let on one hereafter say Nevada girls are delicate creatures and unable to endure the hardships men subject them to. The following are samples of Elko girls. On the third of this month Addie Hunter, Miss Annie Martin, Hugh Martin, his son James and myself took a trip to Martin’s winter range, on the Bruneau River. Of the 10 miles, three were on snow shoe and seven miles on foot.
100 years ago
Commencing at about 1:30 this morning until 9 a.m., there were no less than six distinct shocks of earthquake felt in Carson. The first one was strong enough to arouse people from their slumber.
70 years ago
Nature is conspiring to steadily increase the hazard of range and forest fires in Nevada. A fire season of four months has been proclaimed by Gov. E.P. Carville. The season compares to six weeks as in previous years.
50 years ago
(Photo caption) The Colorado & Carson Engine has been moved to the post office lawn in downtown Carson City, where it will rest on a track along with a V&T Caboose for use as an office for the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.
30 years ago
Northern Nevada consumers are going to face tough decisions in the next few months when consumers have a choice in long distance services.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.