Past Pages for Saturday, April 29, 2017
150 Years Ago
From California: The members of the Carson Brass Band returned from Markleeville yesterday. They report the Odd Fellows celebration at that place a success — procession, oration, ball, supper, and all. With four horses, the members of the band, six in number, came through from Markleeville to Carson, 42 miles between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.
130 Years Ago
We decline: Yesterday the Appeal received a letter from a California beer firm offering to send us a keg of beer a week if the Appeal would advertise the article. This paper does not advertise any California beer and would advise its readers to drink nothing but beer brewed in this state.
100 Years Ago
It is a generally recognized fact that all public works or common carriers that might be used in case of war are being guarded by the government. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that guards have for some time been placed at the Lahontan dam.
70 Years Ago
While more than one-third of our population drinks alcoholic beverages in one form or another, people know less about them than almost any product they consume. That statement was made by Kermit Engelson, a representative of Calvert Distillers Corporation, who spoke to members of the Exchange Club last night.
50 Years Ago
The Nevada Power Company has named the State of Nevada, the Nevada Tax Commission and Clark County as defendants in an action alleging that Clark County owes the company a tax refund of not less that $149,126.
30 Years Ago
A group of 100 Nevadans who say they support education and economic development called upon the Legislature to hike property taxes by $283 on a $100,000 home during the next two years.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.