130 YEARS AGO
The charges made against the State Printer Robinson in the Appeal have never elicited the slightest reply. We have understood from several sources that he has threatened the editor of this paper with all sorts of calamities, of which shotguns are included. If this paper has printed anything that is untrue, law is a much better vindicator of character than gunpowder. The State Printer must realize he is a public official. His present bluster is altogether foolish and meaningless.
100 YEARS AGO
Mark Twain has just celebrated his 74th birthday. Twain was for years a resident of Carson City, when he was deputy secretary of state.
70 YEARS AGO
Nevada had many camps of brief existence according to a column in the Inyo Register, "Tales of the Pioneers." John Muir, traveling through Nevada some 60 years ago, observed that for every place having life and activity at that time he had seen at least five that were utterly deserted.
50 YEARS AGO
An informative talk on the use and care of altar linens by Msgr. George Smith highlighted the November meeting of the St. Theresa Altar Society.
20 YEARS AGO
Nevada hospital charges that were thought to decline after a state price rollback, actually climbed 14.1 percent between 1987 and 1988.
10 YEARS AGO
Hundreds crowded the Capitol Thursday for the annual lighting of the state's Christmas tree.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.