140 years ago
Lake Tahoe is just now the most popular place of resort to tourists. Mart Reese, who went up with a party yesterday and returned last evening, reports the road by Kings canyon in excellent condition and the trip a delightful one. Visitors are stopping at Glenbrook and the mills are all running to capacity.
130 years ago
To The Editor of the Appeal: I have recently noticed an article which does me great injustice. It states I catch fish with an electric light and want only to destroy trout in Lake Tahoe. I had brought the light to look for the petrified forest you mentioned some weeks ago. I found the forest and hope to get a photograph.” Signed, C.H. Dallas, corresponding secretary for the Yonkers Fly Fishing Club.
100 years ago
The motorcycle races billed for yesterday in Reno came to a sudden close when Charles Wheeler of Tonopah was thrown from his machine and badly injured. He was taken to a hospital, where it is expected he will recover.
70 years ago
Ice box ceiling prices are now in effect, according to Dr. Ernest L. Inwood, Nevada district price officer of the office of price administration. Ice boxes range from $27.50 to $88.50.
50 years ago
Carson City resident Mrs. Harry Mighels was elected and installed to the office of supreme chaplain at the 47th session of the Supreme Daughters of the Nile held in Reno.
20 years ago
A T-18 experimental single engine airplane crashes off the shallow waters of Pope Beach in South Lake Tahoe. Two people were killed in the crash.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.