September 30, 2012
130 years ago
A French chemist estimates the human body contains two pounds of phosphorous and five ounces of iron. A Candelaria Coroner has found while overhauling a dead man, found nine lumps of lead in his stomach and thirteen inches of steel running into his back. The dead man had recently attended a political primary election.
100 years ago
In his hurry to grab a paddle a boat capsized, drowning a young boy in Washoe Lake, some sixty yards from the beach. By the time his companions had reached him, he sank to the bottom. A coroner was summoned from Reno.
70 years ago
The order yesterday “freezing” six types of rubber boots and work shoes was bad news for hunters and fishermen who are shy of rubber footwear. After Oct. 5, persons claiming eligibility for frozen types of footwear, must seek authority from the local rationing board.
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• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.