August 9, 2012
130 years ago
Late Saturday night a woman clad in black, with a handkerchief tied over the lower part of her face like a black veil and carrying a heavy club, walked nervously by the Ormsby House. Several men followed the woman to see who would get the club. She peered into most of the saloons and eventually gave her followers the slip. She was bent on very serious business and the person she was looking for can congratulate himself on his escape.
100 years ago
Hard luck on owners. Pete Crow, Ollie Tennant and Hy Downs who are developing a mine west of this city are having some hard luck. Their best miner, named Whiskers, has disappeared. Now the cabin has burned down. The genial superintendent, Kelly, is camping in the tunnel. A new cabin is to be erected.
70 years ago
Today the Rotary and Eagles teams tired for first place in the league standings of the Capitol Softball Association for the second half of 1942. The Stewart and Bell teams tied for the cellar position.
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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.