June 23, 2012
130 years ago
On Sunday afternoon at Lake Tahoe, in the vicinity of Marlette & Folsom’s camp, was visited by one of the fiercest hailstorms ever experienced there.
The hail dropped so thick and fast that where it fell into the Lake the spray had all the appearance of steam, and the water seemed to be boiling.
100 years ago
The planting of Royal Chinook salmon in the Truckee River has a success as evident from the large number of fish caught recently by local anglers. The largest salmon hooked to date was within city limits at six and one-half pounds.
70 years ago
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• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.