October 14, 2012
130 years ago
At the meeting of the Democratic Committee in Virginia, R. Sadler of Eureka was tendered the position of State Treasurer. Sadler declined, saying business wouldn’t enable him to move to the Capitol. Managers said all he needed was to hire a deputy to do the business at hand. Sadler then accepted. The law makes it obligatory not only to have the state treasurer’s office here, but he must reside here. Thus, if Sadler wants the job, he must abandon his flourishing business in Eureka for a paltry salary and slight honor of being state treasurer.
100 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Robert spent yesterday at Washoe Lake and reported an ideal fishing day. They caught in the neighborhood of 500, which is the limit.
70 years ago
Voters will go to the polls Nov. 3 with only one question to vote on since the fish and game initiative has been withdrawn. Question No. 1 will make it so tough to impose an income or inheritance tax that even the most determined legislator will give up before starting.
50 years ago
Family and friends gathered a the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Drennon to help the couple celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary. Five generations were present at the celebration. They have six children, 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
20 years ago
The state Board of Examiners agrees to rent three buildings at the closed Nevada Children’s Home to Carson City for use as a youth and family services center as a new boys and girls club.
10 years ago
A roadside craft fair, outdoor concert and barbecue highlight efforts by Walker, Calif., to rebound from two wildfires that burned 22,750 acres.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.