October 5, 2012
130 years ago
From this time on the Appeal will publish the telegraphic dispatches on its front page. For many years the people of Carson have gotten their telegraphic news from other newspapers, and from now on it will not be necessary to do so.
100 years ago
The question of the ownership of the water of Lake Tahoe will probably be finally settled. The battle of property owners and residents of Placer and El Dorado counties to forestall the Truckee River General Electric company in its purpose to use the waters of Lake Tahoe to develop power has culminated in a suit to stop work.
70 years ago
Have you heard of the “balloon barrage” in a miniature scale at Glenbrook this season? A Carsonite asked the gardener and found the air-filled bags formed an effective “barrage” against nocturnal raids by deer. The tethered, air-filled bags swing back and forth with any breeze, frightening the deer.
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50 years ago
Plans for a “Mother’s Patrol,” to help children cross dangerous Carson City intersections are being formulated by the local Parent Teacher’s Association.
20 years ago
Partial demolition of the historic Haines barn, a 96-year-old landmark located on subdivided property in Genoa, has prompted a review by Douglas County authorities.
10 years ago
Lake Tahoe is one foot lower than it was this time last year. This past season boaters squeaked by as keels scraped bottom getting in and out of shallow marinas.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.