150 years ago
Mormons. A party of seven men and 10 women, Mormons, from Salt Lake, with eight wagons and 40 head of horses and mules, arrived here night before last and stopped at child’s hay yard. They are on their way to the Sandwich Islands.
130 years ago
The death of Hoe. The week just closing witness the death of Hoe, the inventor of the wonderful printing press that bears his name. The present generation — as will each successive one — owes a heavy debt of gratitude to the pluck and brains of this man. Hoe took Ben Franklin’s printing press and gave it wings, capacity and perfection.
100 years ago
Only by the merest chance was a probable fatal accident averted on the Virginia and Truckee railroad last night when the motor, which was returning from a Reno, Chautauqua, crashed into a tie that had been placed across the track on the fill just the other side of Huffaker’s.
70 years ago
Action to make $8,000,000 worth of surplus war property available to Nevada veterans, state agencies and others eligible to make purchases was taken by Gov. Vail Pittman immediately upon his arrival recently in Las Vegas.
50 years ago
(Photo caption) Representing the Carson City Chamber of Commerce in the annual Carson Valleys Day celebrations in Douglas County Saturday was Miss Carson City, Roberta Sharp, with runner-up Sandy Clore and Vicki Landeck as her princesses.
30 years ago
Keep the flag off the ground, never dip it for anyone, not even the president, and always expect George F. Cahill and Whitney Smith to wave the Stars and Stripes on Flag Day. Smith is a Vexillologist, or flag expert.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.