150 Years Ago
Mud Bound: We are living through a sort of dismal, meteorological parody on Whittier’s picture poem, “Snow Bound.” We are not; but mud bound we are. This is the dampest spell of weather that has overtaken these parts in many a day. By lowlands and highlands we are cemented to the sacred soil of our sovereign sagebrush; drawn sucker-like to the sod by the cohesive power of a boundless contiguity of slosh, blockaded and embargoed, we do business and through the great puddles must wade and flounder by day and grope and stumble by night. Ancient mariners, we, stranded on sediments with mush, mush, everywhere, with not a drop to eat.
130 Years Ago
Claim Jumpers. They were Out in Full Force Sunday: All the old abandoned locations on North Carson and Sugar Loaf hills were raided last Sunday by the claim jumpers. On Sunday an Appeal representative climbed to the upper tunnel to get an idea of the situation and ran up against the muzzle of a shotgun protruding form the door of the cabin.
100 Years Ago
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70 Years Ago
Of every three children who die during school age, one of them is an accident victim, recent statistics received by Chief of Police Howard Hoffman revealed today. “And one out of three of these school-child accidents is killed by an automobile,” he continued.
50 Years Ago
One of the problems facing the American male today is what to do about the mini skirt.
30 Years Ago
Douglas County commissioners this morning set May 24 as the date for an election on the proposed incorporation of the new city of Lake Tahoe, Nev.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.