October 1, 1910 — GAMBLING CLOSES IN NEVADA

From the Nevada State Journal, October 1, 1910, Stilled forever is the click of the roulette wheel, the rattle of the dice, and the swish of the cards in gambling houses in Nevada. Promptly at midnight last night, the play ceased, the dealers were paid off, the lights were extinguished, and the doors were locked. …

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First Primary Election in Nevada — Sept. 6, 1910

In the last weeks of August and first week of September, the Reno newspapers were full of political news as the state held the first primary election in its history. Stories of mudslinging and dirty tricks had dominated the news. Gambling was a hot campaign issue — a new law on the books mandated the end …

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Rosie in Jail Lacking Bail

News report in verse from the Nevada State Journal, August 28, 1910. Had No License to Show, So to the Coop Did She Go                                               ______        Rose Magul is a gypsy fair, with dark brown eyes and coal black hair. She’ll tell your fortune from cards or palms–and some times, she solicits alms.        …

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PEAVINE MOUNTAIN VOLCANO ACTIVE

(Front page story in the Nevada State Journal, August 24, 1910) Reports Reach Reno That Lava Is Flowing From Crater                                               _____ RANCHERS STATE RUMBLING IS HEARD                _____ Reports From Heinze Ranch Confirm Early Reports of Activity                _____ CINDERS BELCHED FORTH                _____ Jenson Ranch Sends News of Yellowish Smoke Over the Crater                _____ See full article …

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Students Steal a Skeleton

From the Reno Evening Gazette, August 23, 1910  “Freshmen Beware. Beware!” shout the Sophomores of the University of Nevada, “you have desecrated the bones of the dead and you have surely brought upon yourselves which will never be wiped out as long as you are in college.” The poor shivering Freshmen believe them and as …

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