February 22, 2013
130 years ago
A gentleman from Honolulu at present visiting here, says that James Gettys, chief cook at the Ormsby House, is the exact picture of King Kalakaua of the Sandwich Islands.
100 years ago
Fear of a general epidemic of scarlet fever resulted in an order closing the Tonopah schools for an indefinite period. According to physicians there are sixteen cases of scarlet fever are being treated in the city. Nine new cases developed yesterday – Bonanza.
70 years ago
More than 1,514 cases of syphilis were discovered in Nevada in 1942, the Nevada State Social Hygiene Association declared today. The group said conservative estimates placed the number cases in the state at more than 6,000. The state venereal control officer disclosed that 818 men that were inducted into the armed services during 1942 were found infected.
50 years ago
Students at Stewart Indian School will present a program of colorful Indian dancing this Saturday in the Carson City civic auditorium. Included in the program are the Hoppi Butterfly dance, Apache War dance, Feather dance, Hoop dance and Round dance.
20 years ago
(Photo caption) Firefighter Robert Schreihans pulls apart a section of roofing at the IN and Out Car Wash after a fire broke out.
10 years ago
The Red Dog Saloon is rising again in Virginia City. This time as a saloon and pizza parlor.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.