Carson City past pages 4-24

130 years ago

A pistol quarrel. The respective drivers of Duffy's and an Italian's milk wagons got into a quarrel on Nevada street yesterday morning. The latter drew a pistol to shoot the other, when the weapon was discharged he shot himself in the hand. The driver of Duffy's wagon then also drew a pistol, but he did not discharge it. Perhaps it wasn't loaded. There were no arrests made.

110 years ago

(Continued from yesterday) Another youngster - he's an old gentleman now - writes of Jennie Forest this way: "Oh Jennie, you're the devil leading my tender heart astray. But, I guess its all right, as that's your way." The man who wrote this is still in town and regarded as anything but sentimental. There are about a hundred more of these written by well-known residents of Nevada. The sounds of revelry in Jenny's place were frequently kept up until morning and on a still night could be heard in Empire. (continued tomorrow)

70 years ago

The Business and Professional Women's Club will meet Thursday at the Arlington Hotel. Miss Mildred Bray, chairman of the international relations committee, will have charge of the program. Guest speaker will be Claude Smith of the University. He will discuss "Racism and Communism."

50 years ago

Las Vegas City Planning Director Franklin Bills predicts the population of Las Vegas will reach 58,000 by the next federal census is taken in 1960.

20 Years Ago

In a move to prevent another parks scandal, Douglas County commissioners approved the upgrading of the county's purchasing department during the first day of budget hearings.

10 Years Ago

After an arduous week that degenerated into a personal attack by Sen. Harry Reid against Speaker Joe Dini, all parties finalized a deal that may settle many of the water rights suits that have plagued the Newlands Project.

- 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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