120 YEARS AGO
Geo. W. Birdsall, one of the pioneers of Nevada, dies in Virginia City. He came to the ledge when it was first discovered and remained until his death. He was Chief of Police in 1865. A modest, quiet man, he was shot in the breast by a desperado and his life despaired of. A large concourse of people followed his remains to the grave.
100 YEARS AGO
Alf Chartz and others, headlines. Nevada All Right. Carson pilgrims return satisfied with the sagebrush, reports from returnees from California. Chartz says the climate in San Francisco is abominable and only fit for fleas and strikers. Geo. Kitzmeyer, who brought home one of California's charming daughters, does not want California for a home.
70 YEARS AGO
Robert Fulstone, pioneer resident of western Nevada, dies from hip injuries. Robert "Bob" Fulstone was born in Bath, England, May 4, 1841 and came west a young man to Carson Valley. He ranched in Carson Valley and was a Carson City trustee. He was a major source of historical information here.
50 YEARS AGO
Ellis J. Folsom, veteran Ormsby County legislator, now head of the state's motor vehicle registration office, will serve as parade marshal for the Nevada Day celebration. He served in that capacity before.
20 YEARS AGO
Firefighters continued to battle a major blaze threatening homes in the Lakeview area in northern Carson City after a lightning sparked fire spread to 2,300 acres of brush and timber.
10 YEARS AGO
Lisa A. Kirk, column, hoping for "smoother sailing," comments on the events center in Mills Park, now with the requirement of the Uniform Building Code, and the loss of 15,000 square feet of fabric on the roof and retractable screens...requirements caused by a sprinkler system.
Bill Dolan, a Carson City resident, has been writing this column for the Nevada Appeal since 1947.