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Past Pages: Appeal page compositors move into new quarters

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

Grit will be lectured on tonight at the Methodist Church by Reverend Casebeen. As a local commentator upon this lecture informs us: “Mr. Casebeen has cut loose from the idea that too many irons may be put in the fire at the same time. This is “grit.”

130 years ago

Yesterday the Appeal compositors moved into their new quarters in the rear of the present office. The printers now have a bright, spacious composing room which is a marked contrast to the old smoke-grimed, quarters used by them for so many years.

100 years ago

An aeroplane, the machinery entirely new and invented by a Goldfield man and built in Goldfield, may be one of the features at the Fourth of July celebration in Goldfield. G.V. Johnson, the inventor, is now taking lessons in the guidance of an aeroplane while in the air.

70 years ago

Forest fires are the greatest menace Nevada faces from saboteurs, Hugh Shamberger, director of civilian defense said today. He asked for 2,000 volunteers to aid the state’s fire prevention program.

50 years ago

Vicki Hart, 18, of Carson City was named first runner-up and Cheryle Jean Thompson, 19, Miss Nevada during the pageant on Saturday.

20 years ago

Traveling casino dealers didn’t live long in the 1800’s. They were shot dead while cheating by gunslingers, says Charles “Rotten Luck Willie” Gill, a genuine traveling casino dealer impersonator at the 10th Annual Kit Carson Rendezvous.

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