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BILL DOLAN

120 YEARS AGO

The state Senate resolved that the sergeant-at-arms be instructed to procure 12 upholstered armed rocking chairs and three sofas for the use of the Senators on the west side of the chamber, which will be sacred to them, lady reporters and lady visitors. Senators on the east side are luxuriating in the warmth of a magnificent stove procured by Sen. Rockhill.

100 YEARS AGO

Mr. S.B. Cohen was appointed to the committee for the inaugural ball. He has gone to Sacramento to look into their inaugural ball and get some pointers so ours can be better.

70 YEARS AGO

Funeral services for Mrs. Clementine Harris, 96, former resident of this city and widow of the late Judge Charles N. Harris. Native of Washington, she danced at Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural ball and was a nurse in the Civil War, meeting her husband there when he was wounded in the Battle of Bull Run. He was Indian agent, a territorial and supreme court judge of Nevada, editor of the Carson City Index and associated with Mark Twain.

50 YEARS AGO

Chairman of the Ormsby (Carson City) County Ministerial Association is the Rev. George W. Smart of the Baptist Church at Stewart.

20 YEARS AGO

Stateline — Restaurant proprietor Alla Nalley was re-elected to his second term as president of the Douglas County School District Board of Trustees.

10 YEARS AGO

Reno — A $1 parking fee at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center will not go into effect on Saturday. The delay is an effort to ease traffic caused by snow, not the George Foreman fight card.

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