140 years ago
(Continued from Saturday.) The coming execution of Murphy has made mention in the Chronicle: “Sheriff Swift, of Ormsby County, has addressed a communication to Chief Lackey, of this city, requesting his assistance to preserve order, with as many of our police force as can be spared. We learn that a great number of persons intend going down to see Murphy swung off, many of whom have a curiosity to see a man hung once in their lives. Women are usually out in full force at executions, but it is scarcely possible for this one.” (Continued on Tuesday.)
130 years ago
The communication in yesterday’s Appeal has drawn considerable attention to those threatening the silver interests of this state. The fate of the main industry of Nevada is trembling in the balance, and yet the two men whose presence is most needed in Washington are in San Francisco.
100 years ago
Every American should be a trained soldier. The Boers were able to hold the power of England in check for a long time because every Boer could shoot and had a gun to shoot with.
70 years ago
By Ty Cobb. Amateur boxing appears destined for its season in Nevada history, despite the service calls which have depleted some of the sources of top-notch civilian fisticuffers.
60 years ago
At the regular monthly meeting of Carson school trustees, a petition for annexation of School District No. 3 (Clear Creek) was presented and accepted.
50 years ago
The Carson City Recreation Department is sponsoring a Christmas ornament decorating contest at the Civic Auditorium. All ornaments must be made by children.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.