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BILL DOLAN

120 YEARS AGO

The foolish intelligence sent over the wires that the comet in 1883 would destroy the earth has already had the effect of consternating a number of superstitious people in this city. Monday evening a very nervous woman in the city read that item and was was so devastated, her live was despaired of.

100 YEARS AGO

Professor Roberts, who is slowly recovering from typhoid fever, is in the hands of friends who limit him to a diet of skimmed broth and diluted water. He begged a friend to bring him the last banquet sheet of the Leisure Hour Club so he could imagine the real thing.

70 YEARS AGO

Belief, as well as a hope, that beer will be legalized has prompted the management of the famous Carson Brewing Company to arrange for resumption of its Tahoe beer, which was noted throughout the West.

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50 YEARS AGO

Mrs. Claire M. Hurley of Stewart dies. She is the widow of the late Martin L. Hurley, and was a teacher at the Stewart Indian School and the Indian service for 25 years, the last 18 at Stewart. She was a member of the order of St. Francis.

20 YEARS AGO

Total valuation of building permits for September was $5,875,204 mainly due to the new Mervyn’s valuation of $1,658,136. Included were six signs at $26,350.

10 YEARS AGO

Reception and book signing with David Myrick, author of “Railroads of Nevada & Eastern California,” at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

Bill Dolan, a Carson City resident, has been writing this column for the Nevada Appeal since 1947.