150 years ago
Return of Governor Blasdel and others: The family and friends of the governor were gratified at his return home on Sunday morning from his long, fatiguing and hazardous trip to Pahranagat Valley. His Excellency looks a little thinner than he did when he left us, but seems in excellent spirits.
130 years ago
The governor’s spleen: The action of Gov. Adams in making his appointments on the Agricultural Board of this District is reported in the local columns. The governor seems utterly unable to rise to the level of the most ordinary situation and seems to consider that his office is simply to further his political plans and punish his political enemies.
100 years ago
The reason why: Councilman Roy Frisch, at last night’s meeting of the city council, raised the question why the Reno Traction Company was permitted to charge 10 cents fare to the race track, when its franchise calls for a 5 cent fare within the city limits. City Attorney Summerfield stated that the company was not to operate its race track line under the franchise, but under special permit. — Journal.
70 years ago
One way in which Nevada homemakers may save wheat for shipment to starving peoples abroad is to use a little more oatmeal and a little less wheat bread and flour, in the opinion of Mrs. Andrew Rice, University of Nevada extension nutrition consultant. If every man, woman and child in the United States would replace only two slices of bread each week with a serving of oatmeal, 100,000 tons of wheat would be saved in four months.
50 years ago
Reno attorney and former Attorney General, Charles E. Springer, announced today he would file for the Democratic nomination for Governor Friday. Springer said “political cannibalism” among the other three gubernatorial candidates would be his greatest asset in the forthcoming campaign.
30 years ago
A move to appoint a new city manager was quickly sidestepped by the Board of Supervisors and three applicants for the post were named finalists. Confusion and heated discussion erupted among the supervisors after an intense day spent interviewing candidates.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.