Past Pages for May 7
130 YEARS AGO
No Smallpox among the Washoe: Captain Joe greatly objects to having his people quarantined. There is no smallpox among his tribe. The Captain feels very indignant. Before Whites settled here, the Indians never were afflicted with smallpox, rheumatism, and other complaints that follow in the wake of civilization.
120 YEARS AGO
Horses locoed: Henry Schmidtline, of Kingston, reported an alarming state of affairs among his, and his neighbor’s horses in Smoky Valley. The trouble is poison from loco weed … already 10 of his best animals have been lost.
70 YEARS AGO
S.M. Wheeler, archaeologist, has been appointed curator of the Nevada museum.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Dialing telephone system for the state Capitol is inspected by Gov. Grant Sawyer and General Manager of Bell of Nevada Paul Garwood. Buildings and Grounds superintendent Ed Kruse, kneeling, assists in installation.
20 YEARS AGO
A Nevada prison employee who wanted to open a wild west brothel theme park cost him his state job.
10 YEARS AGO
Finalists named for Community Awards: Teacher of the Year: Casey Gilles, Jackie Green and Robin Williams-Auer; Student of the Year: Danielle Garcia and Crystal Loewe.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.