150 years ago
Leaving us: Gov. Blasdel left us yesterday for San Francisco with his son, Weaver, and his sister-in-law, Miss Cox. After a visit of some two years to her friends on this Coast, Miss Cox is returning to her home in Lawrenceburgh, Ind., and having been appointed to a cadetship at the Naval School at Annapolis, Md., our courteous and popular young friend, Weaver S. Blasdel, is on his way to enter upon the career which awaits him preparatory to becoming an Admiral, as we trust he may become in due season.
130 years ago
The Pacific Coast Press Association has for several years made annual excursions during their session. Once they went down the coast, another time up the Napa Valley, etc. This year they come to Nevada by way of Lake Tahoe. They will stop several days at the Tallac House, then visit Carson and Virginia. The musical auxiliary will give a concert at Carson. A visit will be made to the prison to see the footprints, and also a run to Virginia City.
100 years ago
A telegraph from the president of the Aero Club of America has been received by Lieutenant Governor Maurice Sullivan, and will afford some of Carson’s people an opportunity to learn aviation at the expense of Uncle Sam. There is no limit to the names of officers to take the aviation course.
70 years ago
“The management and players of the Art-Built Venetians baseball club desire to make this statement concerning the protested game this team played against the Nevada State Prison team last Sunday: We believed, and still believe, that Crooks, the Prison pitcher, balked before our man was put out in a play off third base, in the first inning. That was the only basis of our protest . ..We want to make it clear above all that when we left the ball field, the dispute, so far as we were concerned, was over ...”
50 years ago
Today the first temporary building was erected at the site of Carson College, just outside the city limits south of town. This is destined to be the college’s first administrative building. It is the first of the facilities which will serve some 200 students who are registered to attend the liberal arts college this fall.
30 years ago
Residents of Lakeview Estates now have water, but they are still advised to be conservative in watering lawns and gardens following the recent breakdown of two water booster pumps.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.