Carson City past pages 4-27

130 years ago

The usual tri-weekly cyclone was blowing yesterday afternoon to the disgust of everybody. It appears as if the clerk of the weather has a special spite against this town, this season.

110 years ago

(Continued from yesterday) Jenny never refused anybody, even after the death of her 10-year-old son.

Finally one day she got a bullet in her leg trying to shoot the New Year in, and thus she passed away. Today the old church organ stands in the corner mute and dust-covered and the pictures of Jennie and her son hang on the silent walls that have echoed so much ill considered revelry. (Continued tomorrow)

70 years ago

The Senate today passed U.S. Senator P. A. McCarran's bill permitting the state of Nevada, the city of Carson, or the county of Ormsby to purchase the Carson City Mint at one-half the appraised value.

50 years ago

Msgr. H. J. M. Wientjes, for 24 years pastor of St. Theresa's Catholic church, announced his retirement last night. He will be succeeded by Msgr. George Smith of Reno.

20 Years Ago

A proposal to let public employees donate stockpiled sick, annual, or compensatory leave to ailing co-workers is described as a long-overdue "people bill."

- 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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