August 25, 2012
130 years ago
Many papers over the state are rendering themselves ridiculous now by announcing any Tom, Dick and Harry as candidates for some state offices without the remotest authorization to do so. He believes its his special mission to render others as ridiculous or miserable as his pen can make them.
100 years ago
A wind storm that swept through here last night sent a shower of fruit to the ground, blew down many branches and tangled the electric wires. It was followed by a light shower.
70 years ago
Fifty tons of metal, over half of it select cast iron, has been moved out of the Nevada state prison into war industries. It was interesting to see what was being loaded, long secluded in prison yards. First to be loaded was an old crusher, vintage 1870 or earlier.
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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.