140 years ago
As beautiful night as was ever illuminated by the new quartering moon added to the mirth and joy of Christmas Eve. It was by far the finest we ever saw here. As to the trees, they were a splendid and sumptuous success. Let us club together in the hope that it preceded a not less beautiful and merry Christmas.
130 years ago
The Christmas Tree. The only tree that blooms, buds and fructifies all in a single night and in this austere season is the Christmas tree whose green branches and flashing light comes to us again and again out of the happy remembrances of the past.
100 years ago
Through the Carson Appeal, I wish to convey to the people of the state of Nevada the compliments of the season. May the New Year bring them abundant prosperity. T. L. Oddie, Governor.
Christmas greetings to the people one and all of Carson City. Also a hearty X-mas welcome to all who may visit here during the holidays. Yours truly, Alex MacDonald, Mayor.
70 years ago
Gilbert Doll, ranger for the Mono National Forest in this area, was elected president of the Carson City 20-30 Club. Doll, who succeeds Bob Ducker, has taken an active part in Boy Scout activities in the community.
50 years ago
Gov. Grant Sawyer of Nevada has assured California officials he will devote “every energy” to getting approval for a bi-state park at Lake Tahoe.
30 years ago
By Chris Schaller. In just about 48 hours the fat guy will come down the chimney, landing with a clatter in the wood stove insert, and it seems as if only moments have passed since his 1982 conviction for breaking and entering ...
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.