140 Years Ago
False alarm. A man arrived from Truckee, and after taking a close look, discovered he was in a pimply and eruptive state. He was accompanied by a febrile condition, and some thought he had the smallpox. A careless bystander said that the man had been in a place of confinement where the varioloid had prevailed. Dr. White examined him and pronounced it the measles. How many, he did not state.
130 Years Ago
Excited senator. A team drew up in front of the Appeal office reeking with foam. Sen. Westerfield of Dayton was covered with quartz flour and alkali dust. The cause of the excitement of the senator lay in the fact he had not received his morning Appeal for three days ... and had hired a team at the expense of $12 to make his complaint.
110 Years Ago
Diphtheria. Geneva, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brady of Empire, is sick with diphtheria. We understand that quarantine has been established. She is a very bright child, and it is hoped that she will improve rapidly.
80 Years Ago
Dionne quintuplets. Police officers have a guard stationed at the Callender hospital, the home of the Dionne quintuplets. Precaution has been taken because of the fear of a plot to kidnap the five babies.
50 Years Ago
Breaking ground. The $1.5 million Mansion Inn Motor Hotel was started by R. E. Parson. The three-story building will be erected where Safeway on North Carson Street was, directly opposite the famed Virginia and Truckee passenger depot.
15 Years Ago
Ormsby House. The marketing director, Mike Hyams, is leaving the Ormsby House but will still be affiliated with Cashell Enterprises, which will stay while Al Fiegehen and Don Lehr apply for gaming licenses.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.