150 years ago
Horrible massacre of seven persons (continued from Friday). On the following morning, 12 miles north of Fairview, an entire family of the name of Given, who had occupied a temporary shanty near some willows, was barbarously murdered. Also killed were two men by the names of Charles Brown and Charles W. Leah, camped at the same shanty. — Salt Lake Telegraph.
130 years ago
Come up. The other day, M. Cohn, seeing the editor of the Appeal driving along with a keg of beer in the rear of his wagon, remarked that he would give $10 to see some paper mention the circumstance. Right this way, Mr. Cohn, it was from Klein’s brewery.
100 years ago
There is some consolation in the thought that “conscience makes cowards of us all.” When an irate subscriber threatens to sweep up the office with us, we just set him down as a man, without a conscience and jog serenely on.
70 years ago
Mrs. Fred Berning, her daughter Barbara and son Bill, left today for Al Tahoe, Calif., to join her husband, who is stationed there for the Sierra Pacific Power company for the summer months.
50 years ago
The thinning ranks of the National Observation Balloon Association, Western Section, of World War I, will stage their annual reunion at the Sparks Nugget. The organization was once commanded by the late Major Max C. Fleischmann, a well-known local philanthropist.
30 years ago
Carson Valley Days celebration was plagued with fights, although the crowd attending the annual event was much smaller than usual, according to Douglas County Undersheriff Bernie Curtis.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.