150 years ago
The settlers of Camp Independence (Owen’s River Valley) are to be afforded adequate protection hereafter. We published a day or two since the order for the return of the Company of troops recently stationed there, but now at Fort Churchill. Under an order, temporary buildings are to be constructed by soldiers using local materials at no cost — and are to be like those constructed at Paradise Valley, Honey Lake Valley, Surprise Valley and in Idaho — Alta.
130 years ago
“The Boys” the Appeal always takes pleasure in extending its right hand to any journalistic venture made in this city. On Saturday the first number of “The Boys” made its appearance, published by Wright and Merrigold, two young, but rising, typos. These boys deserve substantial recognition from businessmen, and will doubtless get the encouragement they deserve.
100 years ago
In honor of their dead. Last night the Chinese were making a small blaze and a big smoke in their quarter, sufficient to draw the attention of people. When one of them was asked why the long line of punks and tallow candles was put out in the street and fired up, he replied: “All the same American decolation day. You sabe, alle same puttum flower on grave.”
70 years ago
The Rambler, by Wes Davis. This is by the way of keeping this column alive. The Appeal has been short a printer for some time, but now our linotype operator has left ... and next week the apprentice goes back to high school. These factors do not permit our taking the proper time it requires to diagnose the world’s ills ... including politics.
50 years ago
Registration is expected to hit 600 by the end of the week at Stewart Indian School, which opened its doors yesterday for the new term. William C. Whipple announced the hiring of four new teachers: Tot R. Workman, physical education instruction and new head football coach; Max H. Neunecker, commercial subjects; Glenn Marshall, math and his wife, DeAlva Marshall, science. The teaching staff numbers 26 total.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.