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History lecture on Nevada State Prison is Aug. 15

Jennifer E. Riddle, Sena M. Loyd and Stacy L. Branham, co-authors of the recently published book “Nevada State Prison,” will present a lecture about the history of the prison 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Business Resource Innovation Center. Founded in 1862, the prison is the oldest continuously operated penal facility in the state. It has been home to some of Nevada’s most notorious criminals as well as some of the state’s stranger events. Fossilized footprints of a “giant race of man” were found buried within the prison quarry, giving rise to the infamous “Homo Nevadensis,” a supposed lost branch …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Aug 1, 2013 10:55AM Published Aug 1, 2013 10:55AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.