150 Years Ago
Death of Sheriff Smith: It is our melancholy task to record the death of Timothy G. Smith, Sheriff of Ormsby County, from a pistol shot wound inflicted upon him by Thomas Riley, a desperado who he was attempting to arrest for the crime of shooting Mike O’Grady at Empire, in this county. Mr. Smith received his mortal wound about midnight of Thursday the 12th instant and died on yesterday morning at Meyer’s Marshall House on the Virginia City road. The deceased was 43 years of age. No death which has occurred in this county ever caused a more profound sensation of sadness (continued on Tuesday).
130 Years Ago
George Meyers’ opening: George Meyers is very busy now getting his new store in shape to open. New goods are coming in daily. His new painted wagon arrived yesterday. He thinks he will be ready to receive customers on Saturday.
100 Years Ago
The house late this afternoon ordered the national prohibition amendment submitted to a vote of the state legislatures. The house vote stood 282 favoring submission and 128 against.
60 Years Ago
A road designed to shorten the route between Box Elder County, Utah, and Elko, Nevada, is being discussed by officials of the two states, it was reported today.
30 Years Ago
An open meeting law complaint filed Nov. 18, 1986 had its day in court Monday. After a lengthy court session, District Judge Micheal Griffin voided a closed-door school board decision made in 1986.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.