120 YEARS AGO
April 30, 1897
Only 70 years have elapsed since the first railway in the world was finished. During that comparatively short period, 40,000 miles were constructed.
100 YEARS AGO
May 4, 1917
Miss Harris was taken as bride at a quiet little wedding at high noon today. Miss Hannah Harriet Harris of Gardnerville became the bride of E.B. Richards, a well-known traveling man of this city.
80 YEARS AGO
April 30, 1937
Nevada has a law that makes it illegal to pick wildflowers — however there is no law that prevents livestock, grazing in the hills, from eating all the wildflowers their diet demands.
50 YEARS AGO
May 4, 1967
The continuing cold, wet spring is likely to produce one of the best water years on record, Soil Conservation Service officials reported this week.
25 YEARS AGO
May 3, 1992
In San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas, New York, protesters and hooligans sent a wave of destruction through the nation. About 40 people have died nationwide since Wednesday’s not guilty verdicts in the Rodney King beating trial. The National Guard was ordered to Vegas.
20 YEARS AGO
May 3, 1997
Douglas County Manager Dan Holler said the county’s tax would have to be raised to an illegal level to make up the tax revenues a Lake Tahoe county would cost it.
10 YEARS AGO
May 4, 2007
Max Baer Jr., an entrepreneur, film producer and actor who once played Jethro in the 1960’s sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies,” is bringing his plans to build a Jethro Bodine’s Beverly Hillbillies Mansion & Casino to north Douglas County.
A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by Sarah Drinkwine.