150 Years Ago
April foolery: Yesterday was a good time for the transmission of a message from the governor concerning the ridiculous proposition of renting, for the use of the state, as a Capitol building, Hal Clayton’s “White House.” April Fools are the only sort of legislators who are to be expected to be guilty of such unseasonable foolishness as to seriously entertain a notion of housing the state and its archives in such undesirable quarters. Until the state gets able to build the right sort of a Capitol in the plaza, we guess it had better remain where it is — in the most commodious fireproof building in the city.
130 Years Ago
All fool’s day passed off yesterday without another paper being started in Carson.
100 Years Ago
Police getting ready to leave: The detachment of the state police that has been mobilized for duty to protect property in Ely will probably leave for that city this evening. Gov. Boyle and Superintendent Ruef Hendricks of the state police reviewed the men at the state armory this morning. The governor made it plain that they are not to be used in case of any industrial dispute and the men go on this third with that distinct understanding.
70 Years Ago
One visitor from far away: Tibet was listed as a March visitor to the Nevada State Museum, Elisabeth Dayton, curator, said today. Total number of signatures to the guest book were 1,003 during the 31-day period. That represented a big jump over the March 1946 figure of 769.
50 Years Ago
Howard Hughes is a Nevada gambler. The five-member state gaming commission formally approved Saturday the industrialists’ application to invest $13 million as the only operator of the Desert Inn Hotel-Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
30 Years Ago
A key Las Vegas senator (Ray Rawson, R-Las Vegas) implied Wednesday that he might be persuaded to support a hospital rate control commission if it is given an adequate staff and budget.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.