December 21, 2012
130 years agoNevada’s Future. A Mr. Mercurio, speaking through a column in the Times-Review, says: “We will see, slowly but steadily, growing towns all over the state where now there are only a few poor cabins and we will leave a feeling of general contentment and security for our children. The dull times of today are but the dark hours which always precede the dawning of a bright and glorious sun, and don’t you forget it.”100 years agoCarson has its Christmas shoppers and this year they appear to be buying at home. The stock offered is carefully selected and of the finest quality. The Carsonite can purchase at home, save money and delays and disappointments, for they can see exactly what they’re getting.70 years agoThe assembly of tanks stopped at the Ford Highland Park plant when 1,400 workers demonstrated in protest of the laying off of three union members.50 years agoPatsy Richardson, sophomore speech major from Carson City, recently appeared in a concert of poetry sponsored by the Speech and English Department at Lewis & Clark college.20 years agoCops and commuters skidded into each other and truckers were told to park their rigs as a strong winter storm pounded the Sierras. Fourteen inches were dumped in the mountains.10 years agoLyon and Storey counties were declared local emergencies Monday after hundreds of people were still in the cold following a weekend storm that knocked out power to thousands in Northern Nevada.• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.