140 years ago
Wild tobacco. The tobacco plant appears to be indigenous to Nevada. It grows wild in several parts of this country, and the stalks attain a height of three to four feet in some places, particularly where the soil has been disturbed. — Silver State.
130 years ago
(Opium smoking; continued from Wednesday.) There are two or three cases of married couples who have become addicted to the habit. Some years ago an ordinance was passed designed to check the evil, but never has been enforced and now is a dead letter. Many young boys have been drawn into the meshes of the opium dens, and ruined lives stare them in the face.
100 years ago
Fire destroys one of the old landmarks of Virginia City. Through a fire which broke out early this morning, the International hotel, one of the old landmarks of Virginia City, was completely destroyed. From information at hand, it is being impossible to gain information from Virginia City due to breaks in the telephonic wires. It is being reported there was no loss of life.
70 years ago
At the monthly pack meeting of cub dens held Friday evening in the grammar school auditorium, Alvin Grodrian, scout executive from Reno, presented the charter of the newly organized cub scout group to Wayne McLeod, chairman of the Lions committee on cub scouts.
50 years ago
A meeting of the John C. Fremont Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was held Dec. 2 at the home of Mrs. Ethel Wait, Mrs. Lucy Crowell was co-hostess. Mrs. Thornton, Chapter Regent, conducted the meeting and arranged the program on the early history of the Christmas Tree and various customs.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.