140 years ago
Though yesterday was a good day for fighting — gloomy, dismal, and Saturday too — not one fight occurred. Besides the regular “standbys,” several amateur drunks were noticed wobbling through the streets under a high pressure of tangle-leg whiskey, but it did not seem to be of a fighting quality, and the peace of our city remained unbroken throughout the day.
130 years ago
A Carson man, who fixed himself up for the Reno Military Inspection, came home the other afternoon to show his uniform, and his children went into hysterics in the hall. He had to take off his coat before he could go in the house.
100 years ago
An effort was made a short time ago to properly celebrate Admission Day in this city, where the event should be celebrated. However, the plans fell through and it looked like the stat’s birth would pass unnoticed. Feeling something should be done, the Democratic County Central Committee and the Wilson Club are preparing to celebrate the occasion.
70 years ago
The world famous two-man Japanese suicide submarine captured intact during the bombing of Pearl Harbor will be exhibited here. The Navy has loaned the submarine to the “Bundles for America.” The 94-foot long sub will be escorted into Carson by the State Highway Patrol.
60 years ago
Carson City Chamber of Commerce will start its annual membership campaign next week, chairman Evalyn Lawhon announced today. Assisting Mrs. Lawhon are Ella Broderick Wilson, Richard L. (Dick) Waters, Sr., and Vance Lippincott.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.