Past Pages May 4
For the Nevada Appeal
130 YEARS AGO
Smallpox: Is on the Comstock. Patients who imagine they are afflicted are rushing to the County Hospital. If anyone thinks he has the smallpox, he must proceed to the south of the bank building, midway between the pesthouse and hospital, where he will find a fish horn, by blowing which he will receive prompt attention. The Appeal would suggest the expedience of vaccination on the part of all. It is a moral crime to treat it with indifference.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Oliver Roberts who is putting in the furniture of the Government Building, can be found almost any time looking for four-leaf clovers. When he finds a thousand of them, he expects to see the building occupied. He has found two already.
70 YEARS AGO
Seen, Thought or Heard by E.T.C.: There was a surprising dearth of playing children in the vicinity of West Telegraph and Phillips as bees swarmed on a branch of a lilac bush near the front entrance to the William Dumble home. The bees were promptly removed.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: A previewing of the first United States attempt to launch man into space this week shows arc and flight of a planned sub-orbital trajectory down the Atlantic missile range from Cape Canaveral, Florida. (The Astronaut was Alan B. Shepard Jr. … first flight was delayed by weather.)
20 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Vanessa Llamas and Jamie Flores swirl up a storm during a dance performance. They are just a few of the children who entertained students at Empire Elementary School in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.
10 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: The space shuttle Endeavor with crew of seven landed in the Mojave Desert after a 12-day mission to deliver a robotic arm and supplies. The landing took place at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.