October 25, 2012
130 years ago
(Continued from Wednesday) After the machines had been separated, Yerington remounted and took a run about the walks. Coming toward a corner, he caught a curb stone at the turn and shot over the fore wheel, landing on his hands, with the small wheel of the bicycle describing the segment of the Arctic Circle in the air (tomorrow, the flying leap).
100 years ago
From over the state comes the word of many Greeks and Servians (sic) who are returning to the mother country to fight the hated Turk. Practically every section of the state contains a few of the countrymen returning to take arms in the cause of Greece.
70 years ago
With the approach of Halloween, motorists are worried about their tires. Rubber rationing should make young boys aware that any damage to tires will help the enemies.
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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.