150 years ago
Flopped. When the telegraph bill passed the Legislature, Col. Curry fired his cannon in honor of the event, and the gun behaved admirably. Yesterday assayed to fire a few charges in honor of the new flag-staff, then being raised on the plaza. The first and only charge completely upset the cannon, caused to turn a double somersault in the most approved style. The colonel thinks that by the next presidential election, the “great Democratic Party” will be in the same fix as the gun is now — vent hole down.
130 years ago
The Secretary of War has issued orders that the main body of the United States troops of the Military Division of the Pacific shall be concentrated at the Presidio, San Francisco. Heretofore the troops have been scattered at various points, including Nevada and the maintenance has proved to be costly. General Pope, under these instructions, will quarter about 4,000 men at the Presidio. This will break up the military camps at McDermitt, Hallock and Bidwell.
100 years ago
James W. Comfort hand H.A. Houser of Tia Juana, Lower California, and William H. While and William H. McCarthy of San Francisco were arrivals in Carson this morning. The annual meeting of the Lower California Jockey Club of Tia Juana, of which they are the officers, is being held today. The company was organized under the laws of the state with capital stock of $1,000,000 with a par value of $100 each.
70 years ago
More encouragement was thrown on the proposed surplus government houses for Carson City when it was announced today the building units to come into the capital city will come from Tonopah and not from Gabbs. The houses from Tonopah will be completely furnished.
50 years ago
Wally Cudworth filed candidacy papers this morning for reelection as Ormsby County Assessor. Cudworth was appointed to the post in November 1961 and elected to a full term a year later. “I promise there will be no major changes in assessments,” Cudworth said.
30 years ago
Falling oil prices will soon translate into lower natural gas charges for Nevada consumers, experts predict.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.