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BILL DOLAN

120 YEARS AGO

The Carson correspondent of The Reveille says new officers have nearly all made their arrangements for shelter during the coming four years. Some have purchased houses because of the present depressed state of real estate. It is cheaper to buy than to rent. You an get property for one-10th of what it cost, and it will be lower next spring. It is estimated that the Capitol, mint, prison, Orphans’ Home and Virginia & Truckee Railroad together disburse an average of nearly $2,000 a day year round. And this keeps Carson afloat … the above is a common impression regarding Carson, citing agricultural development, the Appeal says.

100 YEARS AGO

Attraction at the opera house Monday will be Charles H. Hoyt’s successful comedy,”A Stranger in New York,” with a first-class company and a rail carload of special effects. Fresh eggs at Eagle Market, 30 cents a dozen.

70 YEARS AGO

The 69th annual ball given by the Warren Engine Co. was a complete success, and the Legion Hall was beautifully decorated. Music was furnished by George Meyers’ “Night Watchmen.”

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50 YEARS AGO

Possible sale of Capital City Mortuary was disclosed today by a legal publication. Mr. Ruth McGuigan has carried on the work of the mortuary since the sudden death of her husband, Charles, in October, but suffers poor health.

20 YEARS AGO

State and local officials elected in November will be sworn into office Monday with Gov. -elect Richard Bryan on the Capitol steps.

10 YEARS AGO

Photo caption: First baby of 1993, Stormy Mae Wellacher, poses with her parents Debbi and Vaugh and sister, Victoria at Carson-Tahoe Hospital.

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