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by trent dolan

120 YEARS AGO

The Sheriff of Elko county makes the following offer: I will pay $1,000 reward for the arrest and delivery of one Joe Bolton, charged with assault, with an intent to kill. He is about six feet in hight (sic); weight, 175 or 180 pounds; age, about 35 years; black hair; very heavy black mustache; dark complexion; very light blue eyes; wears a No. 6 or 61Ú2 boot, and has a habit of keeping his hands in his pockets. When last seen he had on a light suit of clothes and a broad-brim white hat.

100 YEARS AGO

Tom Fina and Frank McCaulley, two convicts sentenced from Washoe County escaped from the prison here yesterday afternoon. As of this afternoon, they have not been apprehended. Both men were trusties and were engaged in milking cows when they left yesterday afternoon.

70 YEARS AGO

Captain E.T. Eyston today set a new world record today of 311.42 miles per hour with his special racing car, the Thunderbolt. He announced plans to return immediately to England. The previous record of 301.129 was set by Sir Malcolm Campbell. The Thunderbolt is powered by two Rolls Royce engines generating a total of 3,250 horsepower. The brakes cover the entire area of the wheel generate enough heat in one application to boil 50 gallons of water.

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50 YEARS AGO

Boy Scout troop has a busy program Thursday with a First Aid program by Bill Keezer, Find Your Way, with a demonstration by Scoutmaster Cris Zones and a talk on radio theory by assistant Scoutmaster Rick Kay. Zones called Saturday’s wiener roast a success, drawing one of the largest crowds in recent months. Attending the affair was Zones, Kay, Keeper, Bob Porter, Clyde Lippincott, Hubert Johnson, Pat Moran, Stephen Steele, Robert Ridley, Daryl Haines, Stephen Imus, Lance Voss, Donald Davis, Jim Howell and King McPherson.

20 YEARS AGO

A House committee today dropped Mount Rose as a wilderness area and instead made it a national recreation area. Environmentalists reacted bitterly to the change.

10 YEARS AGO

The search of a plane crash has revealed few clues why a plane found Nov. 5 by a private pilot crashed. Wreckage was moved to Sacramento for further investigation.

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