Past Pages for Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017

150 Years Ago

Renovated: Mr. R.L. Gardner has made the Ormsby House as good as new by refitting, painting, papering and putting things generally throughout the house and premises in tiptop order. Parlors, dining room, sleeping apartments, carpets, furniture, bar fixtures, and the like are in No. 1 condition.

130 Years Ago

Level head: A lady who called at the Appeal office yesterday incidentally mentioned she was going to San Francisco someday next week. The writer mechanically started to make note of it, when the lady, with an anxious face, said: “Oh, heavens, don’t say a word about it in the paper. If you do, my friends will just load me down with errands and commissions.” She’d evidently been there.

100 Years Ago

Dr. S.L. Lee, secretary of the State Board of Medical Examiners, was in receipt of a telegram yesterday from Dr. J.K. Masterson, health officer of Tonopah, stating that a case of leprosy had been discovered in that camp and asking what disposition should be made of the victim. Dr. Lee telegraphed Surgeon General Blue of the United States Army for advice.

70 Years Ago

Legalized prostitution in Virginia City was closed late Tuesday afternoon by action of the county commissioners. Official reason given for this move was the fact that the houses of prostitution are located only 400 feet from the Storey County school. Agitation for this move has reportedly developed in Virginia City for some time, and the recent Tony Harvey-Dwight Barton gun battle on the Comstock accentuated this feeling.

50 Years Ago

Frank H. Johnson, public information officer for Nevada’s gaming agencies, was appointed chairman of the State Gaming Control Board Saturday by Gov. Paul Laxalt.

30 Years Ago

Former U.S. Senator Paul Laxalt, who will officially declare his candidacy for the presidency after Oct. 1, finds being a candidate “a rough experience” but an educational one even for a veteran campaigner such as himself.

Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.


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