140 years ago
The big wagon-load of goods for the forces engaged in constructing the Columbus wagon road was sent to the front yesterday. From what information we can gather concerning matters of this enterprise, it bids fair to be completed within the next six weeks. The collection of monkeys for the prosecution of this work have reported everything is progressing prosperously. When it is done, Carson will be proud.
130 years ago
The Greatest Yet. Dan De Quille, in yesterday’s Enterprise, tells of a man who has discovered several acres of petrified animals in the Wind River range. He has also discovered a process which changes stone back to original meat and expects to have the animals of the Lurian Period in menageries. This by far is the greatest lie yet produced on the coast and puts all lesser liars to shame. De Quille, advancing in age, handles his sublime imagination with more force than ever. Jim Townsend is only a little frog pond compared to this mighty sea of fabrication.
100 years ago
Big Mulligan. The Reclamation Service is asking for bids for furnishing the following vegetables for Lahontan dam: 25 tons of Burbank potatoes, 200 pounds of cabbage, 4000 pounds of onions, 500 pounds of beets, 500 pounds of carrots, 1000 pounds of Hubbard squash and 300 pounds of squash.
70 years ago
A project to begin a blood bank in Carson City was the topic of discussion at the 20-30 Club meeting at the French Hotel. President Bob Drucker presided.
50 years ago
Mike Furlong today holds a slight lead in the Nevada Appeal motor bike contest. He holds a 3,000 lead over his closest competition, Gary Dean, Ernie McGrath.
30 years ago
Significant historical sites in downtown Carson City could be a focal point to draw tourists to the declining area according to state officials. The Carson City Redevelopment Authority is developing working plans to help downtown.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.