150 Years Ago
Swallows: These birds returned to Carson and vicinity one week ago last Sunday. A farmer whose premises are much frequented by them informs us they usually make their appearance here the second week in April. They are said to never vary much in time of their return or departure.
130 Years Ago
A gigantic idol has been discovered in India made of solid gold. It is worshipped by the Buddhist. In this country everybody worships gold, even in small pieces.
100 Years Ago
Carson preparing for Loyalty Day: Are we going to have a loyalty parade in Carson? That is a question that us being asked every day by scores of Carson’s citizens. For their information, the Appeal makes the statement, “WE ARE.” And it’s going to be a humdinger.
70 Years Ago
Mrs. Dorothy Collins of Ely, wife of Joseph L. Collins, hotel manager and owner of that city, has been selected as the Nevada State Mother for 1947. She is considered one of the most outstanding mothers of that community and will represent Nevada at the national contest.
50 Years Ago
A woman whose badly decomposed body was found Sunday on a mountainside off U.S. Highway 50 west about four miles from Carson City died from unnatural causes, District Attorney Robert List said today.
30 Years Ago
The 1987 Legislature starts its 92nd day Monday with nighttime hearings on prison “boot camps,” home confinement and other alternatives to stuffing convicts into Nevada’s overcrowded prisons.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.