120 YEARS AGO
“Esmeralda” teaches that “riches do not always bring happiness.” Sen. Joe Williams is designated as the best natured gentleman in the Senate. Wild ducks are a very scarce article of diet in this city this winter. Col. C.C. Stevenson of Gold Hill was in town yesterday.
100 YEARS AGO
Work of driving the North Rapidan Tunnel in Como, which was suspended some time ago on account of lack of fuel, will be resumed next Thursday with 25 men. — The Chronicle.
70 YEARS AGO
Robert H. Dalzell, a former member of the Legislature and well known in the state, dies at 61. “Bob,” as he was generally known, held posts of constable in Tonopah, Nye County commissioner, member of Legislature and inspector for the state highway department. He never recovered from a Clark County accident in which he was caught between a gravel truck and a timber while working as state inspector.
50 YEARS AGO
Gov. Charles H. Russell missed the opening of the state Legislature for President Eisenhower’s inauguration, but broke precedent by having the 1953-55 budget message delivered on the first day.
20 YEARS AGO
Hospice volunteers of Carson Valley will have an orientation program for those interested in working with the terminally ill and their families at the Senior Citizens Center in Gardnerville. The Rev. James Conrad of Coventry Cross Episcopal Church will also share his experiences. Contact Francis Osborne, Hospice coordinator.
10 YEARS AGO
Supervisor Kay Bennett gave a certificate of merit to Joe Faye for raising $1,500 for the city’s Boys and Girls Club, which went to a computer purchase.
Bill Dolan, a Carson City resident, has been writing this column for the Nevada Appeal since 1947.