140 YEARS AGO
The present sitting Mormon Conference is altogether quite an important and interesting affair and its sessions get dished up in readable form by the news reporter of the New Endowment, as witnessed: “The Tabernacle was not quite as well filled yesterday afternoon as previously, but still a goodly number were present.” Brigham Young is to the Mormons what Henry Ward Beecher is to the Plymouth Church.
130 YEARS AGO
As fast as the state papers come to hand they join with one accord in denouncing the outrage perpetrated by the Board of Asylum Commissioners. The Enterprise, Virginia Chronicle, Reno Journal, Nevada Tribune, and Reno Gazette all universally condemn the Board’s action.
100 YEARS AGO
The introduction of the anti-alien land law in California has raised all kinds international attention. The Japanese government has filed its protest with the United States. President Wilson is reported saying that if the law is necessary, it should apply to all aliens equally, without discrimination.
70 YEARS AGO
President Roosevelt swing the 13-billion dollar second war loan drive off by personally selling bonds to the White House staff.
50 YEARS AGO
A bill designed as a substitute for two Lake Tahoe bi-state park measures was introduced today by six Assemblymen. The bill would establish a $500,000 fund for the purchase of Lake Tahoe park lands.
20 YEARS AGO
Tom LaLonde has donated time painting the soon-to-be first Boy’s and Girl’s Club at the old state Children’s Home.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.