October 10, 2012
130 years ago
Mr. James Duffy Sr., died at 11 the night before last at his residence due to an ulceration in his stomach. He had been sick but a few days. He has been a businessman since 1862, and for some years was engaged in the manufacture of soap. He met with several reverses; his factory burned twice after which his dwelling house burned. The deceased was 60 years of age.
100 years ago
Nevada was defeated in football by the University of California by a score of 34 to 0. Nearly two inches of snow fell at Tonopah Saturday, leaving the ground blanketed in the first snow of the season.
70 years ago
Major General James Ulio, adjutant general of the United States Army, for the second time appealed for immediate enlistment for service by youths of 18 and 19 years.
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50 years ago
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20 years ago
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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.