February 20, 2013
130 years ago
Nap Butts, a sporting man for many years a resident of this city, is now in Salt Lake City, where his good luck in the “pasteboard and ivory” trade still pursues him.
100 years ago
This afternoon Edward D. Sweeney, one of the real pioneers of this section, passed away after an illness of but three days. He had been connected with all of the important events that led to the building of this city and immediate section of Nevada. At one time he had owned practically all of the valley, one of the possessions being where the Capitol building now stands. Sweeney was a native of Ireland and 88 years of age. His wife preceded him in death and is survived by his son, Judge James G. Sweeney, Mrs. George Lammon, Mrs. A.D. Bell and Mrs. George Sanford.
70 years ago
“Sailor” Walter Baring, who served in the Nevada assembly from Washoe at the 1937 session and dropped out of the Democratic primary race last year to join the Navy, was greeted by friends in the legislative halls this afternoon. Walter is stationed at Treasure Island and then sent to electrical training school in Salt Lake.
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• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.