130 years ago
A peculiar watch. Charles W. Friend showed us a watch yesterday, which is the most peculiar timepiece that we ever saw. In the day time, or light, the dial looks like an ordinary white one, but when taken into a dark place, so dark that a person cannot see one's hand before one, the dial becomes illuminated and the time can be discerned as well as it could be in the light.
110 years ago
The Nevada girls won the basketball game played between Stanford girls and the Nevada University team. Score 3 to 2. In the game during the second half Miss Myrtle Montrose, left center of the Nevada team came in contact with one of the California players and fractured the bones on her nose.
70 years ago
Many Carsonites were out yesterday afternoon to see the parade of the Carson City Band in new uniforms from the mint to the capitol grounds, and to hear the first open air concert of the season by the city's splendid musical organization. Much attention was given to the Drum Major "Blackie" Wallace and Majorettes Tyra Hatton and Grace Thomas.
50 years ago
Joy Amodei and Maxine Stratton held first in the "B" division doubles with 985 pins, to hold the only top Carson title in the state women's bowling tournament to date in Hawthorne.
20 Years Ago
Photo caption: Carson City Cub Scout pack No. 143 planted 125 Jeffrey pine seedlings Saturday at "C" Hill where a fire destroyed about 2,000 acres last summer. The scouts planted the trees as a gift to Nevada in honor of the state's 125 years of statehood that will be celebrated in October.
- Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.