June 21, 2012
130 years ago
Burke and Graham, who were fined and sentenced to jail for stealing cigars, will not end their troubles, because when they end their term, they will be indicted by the United States Grand Jury for selling unstamped cigars, and will be confined to the Nevada State Prison.
100 years ago
Under the new code when a man is sentenced to death he may choose either hanging or being shot. Andrija Mirkovich, who was found guilty of murder in the first degree in Tonopah, chose the bullet. He is sentenced for execution Aug. 23.
70 years ago
Carson Superintendent of Schools, Chas. Priest has been ordered to McClelland Field, Sacramento for physical examination for fitness in active duty. Supt. Preist served in World War I as first lieutenant in the signal corps.
50 years ago
(Photo caption) A Carson City youth pays his money to an operator at the concession stand in the state capitol building. The State Welfare Department set up the stand so that the blind operators have a source of income.
20 years ago
The largest public service ad campaign has completed it’s fifth year, employing everything from fried eggs to firearms – “This is your brain, this is your brain on drugs.”
10 years ago
Adam Baker does more than just clip hair at Les’ Barber Shop on Winnie Lane. At night he paints portraits as well.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.