130 years ago
A certain hotel man in this city, tired of his occupation and who has a taste for the "variety" business, yesterday gave the theatrical company an exhibition of his proficiency in the double shuffle dance, with a view to join the troupe. After witnessing his gyrations, one of the ladies in the company remarked: "Mr. __________, you do well, but I think if you should dress as an Italian organ grinder's monkey, you would make a more decided success than at anything else."
110 years ago
(Continued from yesterday) Jennie came to Carson as part of John Moore's old theatre. The reception she got here was so good she decided to pitch her tent here. An old autograph album was brought to the Appeal office one day of "Autographs" of men now the heads of large families. One man who now is a city father writes: "Oh my heart shall cease its roaming when I meet you in the gloaming. We'll meet beneath the leafy vine, I'll press no other lips but thine." (continued tomorrow)
70 years ago
Rabbi Norman Goldberg of Sacramento was the guest speaker of the Carson City Rotary Club. In his talk, Rabbi Goldberg stressed the great possibilities of service by the United States to world peace.
50 years ago
General Anthony C. McAuliffe, who told the German's "Nuts" at Bastogne when they demanded surrender, warned the Russians the same way today in Berlin. "Give the Russians an inch at Berlin and they'll just want another inch someplace else," he said. "If we lose Berlin, it will be just the start."
10 Years Ago
Donna Fortier Peterson, a former Carson City resident, is the first woman to be named to the position of Superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District in Soldotna, Ark.
- Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.