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by Trent Dolan

120 years ago

"No more Lake Tahoe in Mine," remarked a resident who spent two weeks on the shore of the" Gem of the Sierras." "I would have rather spent the time more pleasantly on the eastern slope of Mount Davidson where I can get the best the market affords at one third the price." He remarked a schooner of ice cold beer is served in a whiskey glass at Tahoe and is generally as sour as vinegar and the saloon bars there are viler than that dispensed at Pizen Switch.

100 years ago

Many people congregated in front of the capital square last evening to hear the Socialist address by the Socialist organizer, Miss Lena Morrow Lewis. The speaker has an excellent delivery and held her audience until the end of her address which was quite lengthy. Miss Lewis is the guest of the local members of the Socialist Party.

70 years ago

Maximum temperatures recorded in Carson City by the self-registering thermometers of the Nevada state highway department climbed form 96 degrees on Monday to 101 degrees yesterday.

50 years ago

Mrs. Carl L. Springmeyer was given a special award check for outstanding performance of duties as clerk of two selective service boards and the state appeal board yesterday by Maj. Gen. James A May, state director of selective service.

20 years ago

Carson City baton twirlers finished up a six-day tour competition Saturday at Lawlor Events Center. Stacey Froland finished seventh in the strut category while Veronica Millett placed 12. Earlier in the week the junior twirl team placed 5th. On that team was Kelly Fischer, Froland, Lorraine Lippincott, Kristen Loberg, Jackie Millett, Krystal Moutafidas and Spurlock.

10 years ago

Judy Saiz's specialty is safety and her small town Ely ways are well ingrained in her style. As a Safety specialist for the Employer's Insurance Co., of Nevada, she loves touring work sites as part of her job.

• 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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