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by Trent Dolan

120 years ago

Geo. Meyers has just received 10,000 rods of barbed wire. Charley Friend has just received a lot of Bengal Manila Cheroots. There are five good sized Cheroots and a holder for each for 10 cents, and good at that.

100 years ago

Notice is hereby given to the water consuming public that after Friday, the 19th day of June the water will be turned off between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and until between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m. and for the better protection against fire the public is hereby notified to use all precaution and means within their power for storing of water to be used in such an emergency. Fred Knoblock, City Marshal.

70 years ago

E.C.D. Marriage, state librarian, Mrs. Marriage and their son, Charles have returned from Caliente, where the spent a short vacation in their hold home town.

50 years ago

Two prominent officials of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) will address a conference of the Reno stake of the church in Sparks. Elder Alma Sonne, assistant to the Council of Twelve Apostles, and elder Donald D. Davis, member of the church welfare committee, will be the visitors.

20 years ago

With more than 6,500 legislators, aides and lobbyists, the National Conference of State Legislatures meets in Reno for five days.

• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.