150 Years Ago
Sheriff Smith’s condition, as reported by Doctor Hunchton yesterday afternoon, was highly encouraging. The doctor thinks the bullet must have lodged in some of the fascia or muscles near the spine and that the peritoneum and visera are entirely uninjured. The doctor would bet as nigh on his recovery as he would on four aces.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: Before the month of January is over this city will be lighted by electricity. White Pine County boasts of having a long-term commissioner who never attends a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, and who has his salary sent him regularly.
100 Years Ago
Mrs. Maud Kittell, a well-known dressmaker, was found dead in her room in the one of Mrs. Mary Ayers on East Third Street shortly before noon yesterday. Near her right hand lay a small .32-caliber revolver which were two empty cartridge shells.
80 Years Ago
The purchase of a police car was considered at the regular December meeting of the board of city trustees last evening. E.C.D. Marraige appeared before the board to request that a street light be placed at the corner of Stewart and East Proctor.
60 Years Ago
The Western Peace Officers Association went on record favoring return to the system of using two license plates in Nevada.
30 Years Ago
Four horses faced with the prospect of a trip to the butcher’s block got a reprieve late this morning. It would have been the first such wild horse destruction of its type in the Carson City-Dayton area in several years.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.