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130 years ago

While a fearful gale was blowing this morning a fire broke out in Eureka and swept from one building to another. More than 2,000 people are without shelter and the loss estimated at $1 million. The conflagration originated in Biglow's Opera House and took in, among others, the Masonic Hall, foundry, Sentinel office and Western Union telegraph office. The wind blew so strongly that the fire department could do nothing but little toward checking the flames. One third of the town has been laid to ashes.

110 years ago

A Farewell: The Orphan's Home was the scene of a little incident, the memory of which will live in the lives of the Superintendent and Matron. The motherless ones generously gave their pennies and nickels for an oblong gold bon bon disk engraved with the words, "Orphan's Love." It was indeed "a little token of their love."

70 years ago

Notice to Public: In compliance with the provisions of the new state law, the following barber shops of Carson City will close at 6 p.m. On each week day except Saturday, for which the closing will be 8 p.m. Central Barber Shop. Frank Stokoe. John Pacheco.

50 years ago

The annual sale of Girl Scout cookies will begin Friday, chairman Mrs. Bev. Thomas announced. All 20 troops in the Carson neighborhood will participate. Three varieties will be offered this year at 50 cents a box.

20 Years Ago

Lorene Saunders, 90, a member of a prominent pioneer Nevada family, passed away in Gardnerville recently. She was born May 26, 1898, in Austin to Albert Earl and E. Annie Pearce Richardson. In 1902 her family moved to the family home on Railroad Street in Winnemucca. The home was still owned by the family at that time.

10 Years Ago

As a way to save time and paperwork, the city is looking into changing the current one-year budget process to a two-year budget cycle. The city manager estimates he may save as much as 30 percent in costs shifting to the new method.

- 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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