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Pat Pages for Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

Murphy execution (continued from Wednesday). He seemed deeply interested in a large book which we would read at irregular intervals. He was polite and communicative and showed his book which bore for its title the following inscription: "Spiritualism by Judge Edmonds and G.T. Deiter." Several places had the corners turned down. The first passage, which arrested our reporter's attention, sounded as loud to his mind as the church bell to the ear: "The Ultimate End of Man!" (Continued on Friday.)

130 years ago

State prison management. Under ordinary circumstances the Appeal would take no hand in the fight for State Prison Wardenship, but the Reno Journal's continued harping upon the beauties of the Bell administration makes it necessary to expose some of the fallacies …

100 years ago

Possibly the United States needs nerve and common sense more than navies and armies.

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70 years ago

Nevada's Indian population has increased materially during the last four years.

John Sullivan, head of the bureau of vital statistics, said today that during the past four years there were twice as many births as deaths. Sullivan revealed a large majority of all the children born in the state were of native Nevadan parents.

60 years ago

Application blanks for membership in the Carson Boys Club will be available tonight at the old firehouse, president Timmy Griffin announced.

50 years ago

Three Nevadans are to cast their votes today for President Johnson in the state's only presidential balloting which really matters. The Democratic electors, chosen at the state party convention last year, were to cast votes based on the Nov. 3 returns.

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