150 Years Ago
Live trout: Mr. W.W. Latham of Lake Valley yesterday brought to town 250 pounds of trout, averaging in weight eight pounds each — the largest weighed 18. They are caught by a hook in Lake Bigler (Tahoe).
130 Years Ago
Public apology: The Appeal wishes to tender its apology to Monsieur Clemitis Berry for charging him with being hired to clean out the editorial room of the Appeal and neglecting to perform his duty. We have just learned that Mr. Berry is in jail for 15 days for endeavoring to paint the town red, contrary to law. As soon as Mr. Berry is out he will please call around and give the sanctum a good sweeping.
100 Years Ago
Edward Perry Rankin of San Francisco, representing the United States Bureau of Fisheries, is in the city today on matters connected with his department. Mr. Ranking is securing data for the government in Nevada and the northwest. This consists of what protection each state is giving to its fish.
70 Years Ago
Professional baseball makes its 1947 debut in Carson City Saturday afternoon when the newly organized Reno Silver Sox come to town to meet the powerful University of Nevada (Wolf Pack) nine on the local diamond.
50 Years Ago
State law prevents Gov. Paul Laxalt from prohibiting treatment of criminals at the state mental hospital in Sparks, Dist. Atty. William Raggio said today in Reno.
30 Years Ago
Assembly Speaker Joe Dini said Friday he’s upset over lobbyists’ attempt to squelch a bill that would allow bar keepers in Virginia City to brew their own beer.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.