Past Pages for Saturday, April 6

140 years ago

Lo the poor Indian whose untutored mind is all engaged in chards and games of every kind have squatted upon the Capitol Square and converted it into a vast layout.

130 years ago

The lack of reading matter in today’s Appeal is accounted for by the fact the office is crowded with job work and the foreman of the composing room and one printer were drawn for the Coombs jury.

100 years ago

The hanging of Mirkovich, the Tonopah murderer, which was billed for today, has gone over pending the re-sentence of the condemned man. He will have to wait for the Nye County Judge to fix the day of execution.

70 years ago

John Boynton, 14-year-old son of Mrs. J.W. Boynton, recently set a new record when he wrangled horses from a rowboat. Boynton was pulling horses from a flood slough on his families ranch in Winnemucca and enticed one horse with grain in the back of the boat.

50 years ago

(Photo caption) Members of the newly formed Cub Scout den #7 pose before being awarded their Bobcat pins. New scouts (pictured) are Curtis Evenson, Tommy Borda, Tad Morrow and Leland Clayton.

20 years ago

Nig, a dog and mascot of the men who built the Boulder Dam, and daily commuter on the project’s double-decker bus, is highlighted in an article by Phillip I. Earl of the Nevada Historical Society.

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


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