August 7, 2012
130 years ago
(Continued from Sunday) The human tracks (at the Nevada State Prison) were though to be made at a different time than the mastodon tracks because they were filled with a softer formation than sandstone. They were from nineteen to twenty-one inches long and the man wore either sandals or moccasins notwithstanding the huge size of the foot. One of the most interesting features at this spot was a place near the corner, where there is the plain record of a conflict between the two beasts, with both running some distance (continued Wednesday).
100 years ago
The first lesson taught to a auto driver is how to side-step a cow. If she is in the road, shoo her out, don’t push, because she is apt to change her mind. Jim Regan’s car crossed paths with a cow on prison road. The car attempted to pass, and so did the cow and then she changed her mind, throwing the car into a ditch. Parties then walked home and their opinion of the gentile kine is not to be repeated in the Sunday school paper.
70 years ago
The Lander county board of education has appointed Walter W. Anderson principal of the Austin High School. Mr. Anderson is one of the most experienced educators in the state.
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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.