150 years ago
The snowstorm of yesterday was of very short duration and its effects were not made visible below the middle parts of the mountains on the west side of town. The temperature of the night before last was considerably above zero and nothing observable than the freezing of a few green things.
130 years ago
Special dispatches. The Appeal has made arrangements with the Associate Press to furnish it with special dispatches when anything of note occurs. This means Carsonites will not be compelled to wait until evening for important news. The first dispatch came yesterday that Henry Ward Beecher was dead. An hour or so later the report was contradicted. An hour later the news that Maxwell had been convicted of murder in the first degree. This was six hours ahead of the Virginia papers.
100 years ago
Yea! Yea! Yea! Remember the date, June 11, 1916. The Fraternal Order of Eagles have made every arrangement for a rousing meeting in Gardnerville. Every Eagle is earnestly requested to attend. The general public is also cordially invited to attend the exercises.
70 years ago
An outstanding record for attendance was recognized at the recent Carson High School award night, when Miss Betty Schulz, senior, was presented with a Raby J. Newton special award for a perfect attendance record. Betty has been neither absent nor tardy in the 12 years she has attended the Carson City schools.
50 years ago
Home on a 20-day leave to visit parents and friends in Carson City is Marine Corps Pvt. Leonard R. Pierini. Pierini is the son of Mr. And Mrs. Pete R. Pierini, 614 W. Fifth St. Pierini is a lifelong resident of Carson City and a 1965 graduate of Carson High School.
30 years ago
Rep. Harry Reid, D-Nev., asked President Reagan on Thursday to remove Nevada from consideration as a nuclear waste burial ground and to fire the official supervising the government’s search for a dump site.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.