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by Trent Dolan

120 years ago

A fine quarry of marble has been found in Churchill Canton, Lyon County. In the west side, the deposit is a pure white marble, while in the east it is a variegated black and white, and it is beautifully mottled.

100 years ago

State Superintendent of Instruction Orvis Ring today appointed Geo. E. Kitzmeyer of this city to succeed the late John P. Medes as a member of the board of school trustees.

70 years ago

Governor Kirman announced the appointment of Mrs. Margaret Brodigan to the office of the supreme court. She succeeds her husband, the late George Brodigan, who passed away at the family home in this city.

50 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hardy honored their son, Don at his 11th birthday party. Helping Don celebrate were Misses Kathy Ryan, Jo Anne Haines, Candy Owen, Lyn Pochop, Andrea Hesse, Skippy Thurman, Arnold Kelley, Mark Bowers, Dicky Richardson, Shorty Hill and Ronald Allen.

20 years ago

The cost of mailing a letter will soon cost 25 cents, three cents more than at present.

10 years ago

The Nevada Attorney General’s Office and two district attorneys say they might support lowering the drunk driver blood alcohol limit, but the change should be made at the state level.

• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.