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by Trent Dolan




120 years ago


The engine is in place and the dynamos have arrived at the Electric Light Company. The engine is 40 horse power and will be supplied from the box factory boilers. The yards of the Tahoe Flume Company will be lighted and there will be a light tower in the Northern and Western parts of the city.


100 years ago


A. Y. Werner came in from the old Jumbo district to exhibit ore taken from the Selby property there. It is the richest ore shown here for quite some time.


70 years ago


Bernard Hartung, chairman of the governor's safety committee, gave an interesting and instructive talk on highway safety to the Carson 20-30 club recently. The club went on record endorsing the drive for traffic safety.


50 years ago


Senator Alan Bible is urging the Post Office department to give consideration to a special postage stamp commemorating the discovery of silver on the Comstock lode 100 years ago.


20 years ago


Stink and death permeate the shores of the Stillwater marsh where for thousands of years members of the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe lived. Now the refuge is drying up after decades of water diversion to other uses. Ironically, the marsh may be drying up because of Federal efforts to divert water for the qui-ui fish in Pyramid Lake.


10 years ago


"Tom" didn't think his gambling problem was out of control, even when he went to jail. After losing his career, his wife and writing thousands in bad checks, he found Gambler's Anonymous.




• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.

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