130 YEARS AGO
At 2 o'clock yesterday Miss Minnie Blackburn, a favorite teacher in the public school was put to rest. As a young lady, she was a universal favorite. She was the daughter of Mrs. B .F. Foster and John L. Blackburn, a onetime U.S. Marshal for Ormsby County. The sorrow at her death at age 20 was very well marked.
100 YEARS AGO
Several cases of small-pox have been allowed to mix at the public school. The Dodson children are slowly recovering. One of the children has a severe case and has been very ill. That there has been a lot of carelessness in the cases there is no question.
70 YEARS AGO
William Savage leaves Carson this afternoon for Salt Lake, Utah, where he will be assigned to an Army camp for training. Under the eighth call the Nevada quota is very small. The Ormsby board will not have to send a man from this county until May.
50 YEARS AGO
Phillip Colllins, member of the Carson High School faculty, spoke on his experiences in Ghana at the Leisure Hour club. Musical portion of the program was a French horn and trumpet duet by Dale Shaw and David Marke.
20 YEARS AGO
A proposal to require anyone seeking a driver's license to submit to a drug test has generated considerable public opposition.
10 YEARS AGO
Four boys paddling a canoe found the tuxedo-clad body of a man floating in the Tahoe Keys lagoon Monday. Authorities said they found a semi-automatic gun on the bloated and decomposed body.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.