150 years ago
The Warren Engine Company’s ball: Great preparations have been made to render the Warren’s soirée of this evening a very brilliant affair. The best of music has been engaged, and the beauty and fashion of Carson will be there; bright the lamps will shine o’er fair women and brave men; a thousand hearts will beat happily and all will go merry as a marriage bell!
130 years ago
A state lottery: The Supreme Court of the United States recognizes its validity. The question of the state giving its sanction to a lottery for the purpose of raising money for an irrigation fund is the subject of some good natured fun from the Enterprise.
100 years ago
Rabies kill cattle: Since the beginning of February, Patrick Walsh, the Reese river rancher and stockman, has lost seven head of cattle from rabies. The steers bitten by coyotes were in the fields where hay feeding was going on. It appears that the excessive cold has driven the coyotes down from the hills (Reveille).
70 years ago
The governor of Nevada and the president of the United States would be urged to set aside the first Saturday before Labor Day in each year as Virginia City Day under the terms of a joint resolution.
50 years ago
A movie producer and several representatives of Universal Studios in Hollywood got no for an answer when they requested permission from Nevada State Prison Warden Carl Hocker to shoot part of a picture at the maximum security prison. The warden added that the prison’s desire for anonymity at this time would be shattered if the institution were exposed a Hollywood enterprise.
30 years ago
Groans from the Assembly floor greeted the introduction Wednesday over a bill to make it optional for motorcyclists to wear helmets.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.