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130 Years Ago

Suicide: Dr. Brewster, a dentist formerly in Carson, blew out his brains on Mission Hill... This happened after a fire broke out in a five-room apartment occupied by Brewster. Investigation showed Brewster had fired the building to get the insurance. He admitted committing the crime of arson for the sake of the insurance money. No word has been heard of Mrs. Brewster who is also believed to be dead. He was once a dentist in this city and attempted suicide here...

120 Years Ago

Married: Nov. 21, 1892 by Rev. George R. Davis, at the residence of the bride, Henry Rust Mighels to Ida Bryant...

70 Years Ago

Warrens Dance: The Warren Engine Company No. 1's 79th annual dance on New Year's Eve is one of the big events of the year. People know that the Warrens will use every cent they receive to keep fire-fighting at peak efficiency for the protection of life and property.

50 Years Ago

Glenbrook: The old Glenbrook locomotive at the Nevada State Museum is America's most photographed locomotive. It was built in 1875 and was a narrow-gauge Baldwin engine that hauled timber and passengers for 23 years on the seven-mile run from Lake Tahoe to Spooner Summit...

30 Years Ago

Photo caption: Carson Host Lions have long been the Nevada Lions representative in the Nevada Day Parade. Nevada Day Essay winners are given their annual chance to be in the parade on Nevada Day float. The float was pulled by past president Al Pagni, Nevada Day chairman Mike Shaughnessy and parade chairman Ed Stokke, who are Lion members and members of the Nevada Day committee as well as Ed Blanchard, Mel Woodgate, and Bill Dolan...

10 Years Ago

Newly named homeland security advisor for Nevada is Jerry Bussell, a retired U.S. Army colonel. He will be based in Carson City and oversee terrorism-threat planning for residents and millions of tourists who visit the state each year...

• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.


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