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by Trent Dolan




130 years ago


Scarlet fever is spreading in Reno. A reporter has visited Wadsworth and reports the town has about 500 inhabitants. It is the terminus for the C.P.R.R. And gets plenty of railroad business. The largest machine shop east of Sacramento is located there. It has a neat school house which is also used as a church and has three hotels and five business houses, or grocery stores.




110 years ago


A letter from Captain Linscott. Headquarters First Nevada Calvary, Presidio, San Francisco. Governor Sadler: Bert W. Campbell was sentenced to serve six months at Alcatraz Island and given a dishonorable discharge. He first refused to drill and then told me that he would kill me, so I placed him under arrest.




70 years ago


Elmer Williamson, trusty who escaped from the Nevada state prison farm early Monday morning on horseback, was brought back by Warden William L. Lewis and Farm Superintendent Carl Stirman. Williamson was captured last night at Wilson Canyon in Lyon county by Sheriff John Ross and Deputy McGowan.




50 years ago


Frank List was a guest of the Oakland Naval Reserve helicopter unit HS 871 at Oakland Saturday, and was given a helicopter ride around the bay.


20 years ago


Clint Eastwood will come to Fuji Park in October to film "Pink Cadillac," a film about a bounty hunter that hunts down a bail jumper that likes to play bingo.




10 years ago


The future of the Mapes Hotel is brighter today. The historic landmark went dark some 16 years ago. City and redevelopment officials announced a $46 million plan to spare the structure and give it new life as a retail center and time share units.




• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.

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