October 24, 2012
130 years ago(Continued from Tuesday) And then with a flash Hall sent his left heel into Yerington’s stomach and executed a double twist with his outer rim. This settled the round and Yerington’s machine went down, taking Hall along. By this time fifty Washoe Indians and over a hundred whites gathered to see the sport. The referee called a draw and both men saved their bacon (continued on Thursday).100 years agoProsperous section: Reports from Mason Valley go to show there are a dozen copper properties shipping ore to the smelter at Thompson. Between agriculture and more than a dozen mines, it is no wonder our neighbor is going ahead.70 years agoOfficials confirmed that 4,000 men have been released on furloughs to work copper and other vital metals in the war effort. It is the first concrete action taken by the army.50 years agoEight Carson girls are vying for the title of Miss Carson City. The contestants include: Vicki Hart, Sue Barrentine, Kathleen Wick, Elaine Newton, Diana Scarborough, Loretta Barrier, Brenda Jane Wood and Sherie Burroughs.20 years agoSome county election officials are frustrated with the new motor voter program because in some cases information is delivered too long after the Oct. 3 deadline.10 years agoHow do you know it’s almost Nevada Day? Because the fair is open at Mills Park.• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.