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Newspapers tell the story of Nevada

I’ve been reading a lot of old news lately. I mean really old. Because Nevada is coming up on its sesquicentennial year, I’ve spent hours in the State Library and Archives squinting at microfilm images of newspaper pages. Although I’m looking for particular stories, there’s no way to avoid the weird, curious or monumental articles that catch my eye. How could I possibly ignore a headline that reads, “One-Armed Bandit Out with Two-Armed Banditti”? It tells the story of an otherwise ordinary morning in 1944 at the Senator Coffee Shop in Carson City. “Out of this tranquil scene walked two …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 10, 2013 06:47PM Published Oct 10, 2013 06:47PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.