November 3, 2012
130 years ago
(continued from Friday) Prison Footprints. “I see a large village, and it is where the water was. The inhabitants are constantly going and coming from the village. They traveled great distances, going very fast, all walking; they did not travel on animals … you should go a little to the east where you will find the skeletons of men.”
100 years ago
Fine Spawn from Marlette. Fish Commissioner Mills has received word from Marlette Lake that the boys are taking some excellent spawn from the eastern brook trout at that place. While the weather is pretty cold, the fish are running well.
70 years ago
Hallowe’en pranks reigned at St. Theresa’s parish hall as the ghostly specters of Hostesses Katherine Dunfield, Margaret Meyers and Martha Gruss greeted their sister spirits among the tombstones of Gartland Cemetery.
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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.