140 years ago
A signal station in Carson. Within 100 yards of the Capitol is the only U.S. Signal Station between the Missouri River and San Francisco. This station, fitted up at one enthusiastic students own expense, contains the finest and largest transit instrument this side of Chicago; it is equipped with tow first-class automatic thermometers; it boasts as beautiful and delicate a barometer as ever foretold ... at the sign of Charles W. Friend.
130 years ago
Mr. Bath recently had a valuable horse killed in his field by unknown parties. He found it in the morning with a rifle ball through its lungs and dying. It expired in great agony in a few hours. He has no idea who perpetrated the act as he has no enemy base enough to do such a cowardly thing. He is disposed to attribute it to carelessness.
100 years ago
“Billy” Booth, editor of the Tonopah Bonanza, had the best intention in the world of arriving in Carson Sunday night, and gave an excuse for not doing so that a train left Tonopah that morning on schedule times, something that it had not done for a number of weeks. Anticipating the usual tardiness, he arrived after the train left. However, Booth arrived last night and attended the meeting the Nevada Editorial Association.
70 years ago
The Rambler by Wes Davis. The common gag around town today was to the effect the Boy Scouts probably would accomplish as much as the regular office holders and the legislature. Them’s harsh words. However, this having been a beautiful spring day, there may have been justification.
60 Years ago
A permanent injunction was issued yesterday preventing Carson City from enforcing the ordinance under which Vance Lippincott’s horses and stables were declared a nuisance. The ordinance was declared unconstitutional. Lippincott said he would move his horses out of the city.
50 years ago
Local Nevada merchants would be given a measure of protection from competing larger supermarkets under terms of an Assembly Unfair Trade Practices bill introduced today.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.