December 4, 2012
130 years ago
A chance for Reno. There is great excitement over the announcement that Mace and Sullivan will fight for the championship of the world. The Renoites are already moving heaven and earth to get the ring pitched in their town, with Mr. Powning as referee.
100 years ago
Attorney General Cleveland Baker died very suddenly this morning at 9 a.m. Baker and Attorney George Springmeyer had a narrow race, which was recently cleared and Baker had settled in to office. Cleveland Baker was but thirty years of age.
70 years ago
The World War II mother, like those of old, was terribly mortified to learn that her son, serving in the Pacific theater of war, wrote unashamedly that he is “running around in a jeep!” It was unthinkable to the mother that her boy would be running around with a woman of the enemy.
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50 years ago
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20 years ago
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10 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.