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130 years ago

(continued from Thursday) Prison Footprints. “This is a place where the animals congregate for a purpose, apparently water. They seem to be elk, and an animal like a buffalo and making buffalo track. There is another like an elephant; and another with a split hoof.” (Continued Saturday).

100 years ago

Clubbing Wilson. “You wouldn’t send a miner down into a mine to dig out the hidden treasures and then send a man down into the mine to club him,” said Senator Newlands. “Then why vote for Wilson for President and then vote Republican for Senator?”

70 years ago

United States District Judge Frank H. Norcross extended to Mrs. Clondile Kleinecke of Sparks his congratulations because she was the first woman ever to have served as a grand juror in the Nevada district.

50 years ago

Dear Governor mail pours into Carson City. “Dear Governor: When is your birthday? Mine is Nov. 24, 1952. Do you like being governor?” Most of the letters of this type come from elementary children to Gov. Grant Sawyer.

20 years ago

Area candidates for local offices are speaking at a forum conducted by the local chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons.

10 years ago

Skip Leedy of Reno swung a four-and-a-half hammer to drive a 12-inch spike into granite to win a $2,000 top prize during Nevada Day festivities.

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