150 years ago
Washington’s birthday: This day is sacred to the memory of the Father of his Country. The remembrances which cluster around it should be and will be perpetuated by the descendants of Revolutionary Sires.
130 years ago
When a silent man speaks: An example of the value of silence in legislation was never better exemplified than when Senator Pierce spoke for the Humboldt County railroad bill. He had been sitting quiet all the session and when he rose to speak the Senate was all attention. He made a short, direct talk full of sense and points, and when he sat down the result was the passage of the bill.
100 years ago
A side light of Lincoln: “What would Lincoln do?” is becoming a favorite subject with speculative editors. Our opinion is that Lincoln would do the ordinary thing in a calm and purposeful manner. He would differ from some moderns in that he would make less pretense. He would stick to his point until he was shown a better way of doing things (Stockton Mail).
70 years ago
“War’s Aftermath,” a grim and realistic film of the most recent global conflict, was one of two motion pictures shown Rotarians at their Tuesday meeting by Jim Firth of the Standard Oil company of California.
50 years ago
Five runners from Stewart Indian School took fourth, fifth, seventh, eighth and 22 places in the First Annual Artemis (N.M.) College Marathon. Over 350 runners entered the grueling 26-mile, 385-yard run.
30 years ago
A Xebec chief executive officer said today the company plans to shut down its high-tech, multimillion Gardnerville manufacturing plant, affecting an untold number of employees.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.