150 years ago
Artemus Ward. The great moral exhibitioner begins one of his programmes as follows: The music on the grand piano will comprise selections from “Don Sebastian;” “Mary had a Little Lamb,” (with mint sauce variations;) “Dearest whenst thou slumberest dost thou dreamest of me?” “Dearest Mother, I’ve come Home to Die by Request;” and the entirely new Opera of “Faust.”
130 years ago
The Indian threat. The big peace convention held at Reno a few days ago has considerable significance. For about a quarter of a century the two tribes, the Washoes and Paiutes, have been at outs, and the Paiutes having vanquished the Washoes in battle, have been heaping indignities upon them ever since. The Washoes were forbidden to ride horses, fish in Pyramid and Walker lakes or shoot ducks on the Humboldt. But the treaty of peace changes all these things and now they clasp hands as brothers.
100 years ago
Abe Cohn, always helpful, took advantage of an opportunity to boost Carson the other day and went to Lake Tahoe with Henry B. Joy the Lincoln highway booster. After reaching the top, they continued around the lake with Abe showing him all the sights. Joy was said to remark later, “In all my travels I have never seen such scenery as that drive offered.”
70 years ago
The war production board yesterday authorized the production of 691,018 new passenger cars during the nine months beginning July 1. The first new cars will hit the market in early fall, but Mr. Average Motorist won’t be able to buy one. They go first to the most essential users.
50 years ago
Ormsby County School Superintendent Albert Seeliger expects new classrooms at Carson City High School and Fremont Elementary school to be completed when the school year opens this fall.
30 years ago
(Photo caption) Splish, splash. You’re never too young to enjoy a good swim as those babies lear in the Parents and Pollywogs class at the Community Center. Pam Johnson urges Alisha, 8 1/2 months, to jump into the water.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.