Past pages 12-9
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
The supply of marriageable girls in Eureka is said to be exhausted. Carson girls are warned not to join the rush, as this winter will afford many excellent opportunities. Everyone is complaining of the coinage of bogus trade dollars. The general opinion is that the manufacturers have a bigger running force than the U.S. Mint.
100 YEARS AGO
A gala night at the Lake Theater: The theater will unite with the Leisure Hour Club tomorrow night in a double program of pictures, songs and a closing farce. Three reels will be shown, the Ladies Guitar and Mandolin Club will play, Miss Sweetland will sing “You and Eternity.” All tickets include a chase for the goose.
70 YEARS AGO
Nature balances things: If man is better than animals in one particular, he is worse in another.
50 YEARS AGO
A dozen Piute Indians, headed by chief Harry Winnemucca, will perform a “snow dance” tomorrow on behalf of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley.
20 YEARS AGO
Nevadans are flocking to the California border to gamble and buy lottery tickets. It is estimated that 95 percent of lottery customers at the Truckee 7-Eleven are from Nevada.
10 YEARS AGO
Minden residents brave the cold for the annual Parade of Lights led by a horse-drawn wagon. “It really was a bundle-up event,” said Commissioner Bernie Curtis.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.z