October 17, 2012
130 years ago
Rufus Shoemaker takes a serious view of the comet and argues that it will really bring the world to and end in a few months. Yet right on the heels of this he accepts an advertisement from Geo P. Rowell and Co. which he contracts to run for a year and takes the money in advance. A man who would play an Eastern advertising firm in this villainous manner had better be getting his ascension robes to the nearest laundry and have the spots taken out.
100 years ago
Governor Oddie was a departure for Ely last evening where he will personally investigate the strike situation. The governor announced yesterday it is best he go look into conditions and confer with both sides of the controversy.
70 years ago
Captain Lawrence, military instructor and physical director of the army and naval cadets training in Carson, was the luncheon guest of the Lions Club in Carson. Deputy Attorney-General W.T. Mathews was the principal speaker and discussed the constitution of the United States.
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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.