130 YEARS AGO
The man who finds fault in a newspaper and straightway wants to draw it down by withdrawing his patronage should consider this piece from the journalistic high seas: "a newspaper is hard to build up, and proportionately hard to tear down. It is an aggregation of atoms. Where it loses in one direction, it gains in another."
100 YEARS AGO
W. Brougher is off to see the manufacture of his new windmill, to be used at his farm near the Hot Springs. He has determined his invention will solve irrigation problems in arid regions. Eighty acres have been plowed and are ready for wheat and alfalfa.
70 YEARS AGO
The tire rationing board has adopted the following classifications for tire rationing: Vehicles may get new rubber if used by a physician or nurse or veterinary for professional service; vehicles for ministry, etc.
50 YEARS AGO
Astronaut John Glenn received a hero's welcome at the nation's capital today, saying the future holds accomplishments beyond our comprehension.
20 YEARS AGO
Rivulets of water from recent rains are trickling into Washoe Lake making it seem that one day the lake will again refill after years of drought.
10 YEARS AGO
If Sierra Pacific could have harnessed the energy from the 160 disgruntled customers at Monday's rate hearing, the power crisis might have been solved.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.