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100 Years Ago

Geo. Spreyer, Manager of the Benadum and Spreyer blacksmith shop, this week finished a beet cultivator that is attracting the admiration of all beet growers who have seen it. The new machine requires eight horses for successful operation, but the results are well worth it. Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, April 5, 1913

The meeting of the Fallon Belt Line Railroad was enthusiastic. Many farmers expressed themselves anxious to get to work grading. The organization has a capitalization of $300,000 with each share valued at $50.00.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, April 5, 1913

Mrs. F.B. Hy entertained the Five Hundred Club at her home at the Experimental farm last week. Mrs. D.W. Cole received first prize for highest score, and Mrs. Kent received second. A unique feature of the luncheon was the serving of chocolate ice cream in miniature flower pots, sugar and chocolate being sprinkled over the top to represent sand.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, April 5, 1913

75 Years Ago

Built entirely of steel, the new McCormick-Deering all-steel manure spreader is now on display at our store. Fallon Mercantile Company…See the new DeLuxe Ford V8, $871.02, delivered in Fallon, at Lahontan Motor Company…John Deere gives extra riding plow value. Next time you are in town, stop by and see the new Deere gang and sulky plows at I.H. Kent Company The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, April 2, 1938

Widening of the vein and increased enrichment of the ore with depth of a 4X6 shaft down 44 feet was reported from the A.L. Robinson camp cinnabar workings. The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, April 2, 1938

The People’s Column, Little Hustler Ads: Derrick, ready for service, A. Bullo, phone 9F-x6. Wheat, phone 1F-7.

The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, April 2, 1938

50 Years Ago

The only thing that can stop a Greyhound Bus is another Greyhound bus. As our bus trudged slowly up the Donner Summit grade, another Greyhound bus descending the grade skidded past us and crashed into a snow bank. Waiting for that bus’s driver to climb out, it looked like we might be there all night. Traffic piled up, but along came a huge tow truck and hauled our helpless monster to the top of Donner Pass. Lotta Rambling by Charlotte Vestergaard, The Eagle Standard, Tuesday, April 2, 1963

Northern Gas Co. has filed for construction of laterals to Fallon…Fallon’s FAA bowling team holds first place in the A division of the men’s tourney at Carson City’s Silver State Lanes…Fallon Postmaster Lem S. Allen announced fireman-laborer positions available.

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Friday, April 9, 1963

The startling account of official reluctance to accept for three long months the Russian arms build-up in Cuba, and the amazing secrecy, provided the National Press Club’s forum subject: “Red Clouds over the Hemisphere: Is America Sleeping?”

The Eagle Standard, Tuesday, April 2, 1963

A View From The Past…Stories from the Churchill County Museum & Archives, researched and compiled by Margo Weldy, Museum Assistant

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