150 years ago
The weather: Yesterday was cool and pleasant in spite of a cloudless sky. More of the effects of Thursday’s shower, probably.
130 years ago
The Democratic primaries yesterday resulted as follows: Adams ticket, 202. Winters ticket, 57. There was considerable hard feeling generated during the day, and one or two small knockdowns.
100 years ago
(Advertisement) Wanted, Sagebrush Ashes. We would like to communicate with people who can furnish us with sagebrush ashes. Will pay good price for same. Write Brenner Bros. Pharmacy, San Francisco.
70 years ago
Albert E. Sala, condemned to death for the Sept. 7, 1945 hammer-slaying of E.A. McCollum of Los Angeles, died at sunrise this morning in the gas chamber of the Nevada State Prison.
50 years ago
Justice of the Peace William R. Beemer acknowledged Saturday he charges $10 to perform a marriage ceremony, although the law stipulates a $5 fee.
30 years ago
Former Rep. Jim Santini has raised $1,208,921 in contributions in his bid to win a U.S. Senate seat, reports filed with the secretary of state’s office indicate.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.