100 Years Ago
The first man in the world to build a cold storage plant, Joseph Martin of San Francisco, has traveled to Nevada to look up beef because a great war has cut off the Australian supply. “England has told Australia” he said, “Feed us and feed us alone. That order has cut off the Australian supply of meats, for which we had begun the construction of an immense cold storage plant, and we want Nevada beef to help out.”
Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, August 28, 1914
Description of farm units…location, acreage, and amount to be paid on each one…all homesteads lie west of Fallon…A public drawing will be conducted at the said city of Fallon beginning at 10 o’clock a.m. on September 18, 1914, at which not exceeding three applications for each tract will be impartially drawn and lettered. The deposit required must be in cash, by a certified check drawn on a national, state bank or trust company which can be cashed without cost to the Government, or by a post-office money order made payable to the sais Special Fiscal Agent.
Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, August 18, 1914
75 Years Ago
A speed of more than 360 miles an hour, or more than 6 miles a minute, was achieved on the Bonneville, Utah salt flats Wednesday by John Cobb, London fur broker, who drove his 24 cylinder Railton Red Lion 368.85 miles an hour to establish a new record. This rate would take a car from Fallon to Reno in ten minutes… much faster than airplanes travel except in power dives. The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, August 26, 1939
For sale or trade: Poland China Boar, Corkill Bros., Phone 59F-8…2-Wheel cattle trailer, 4-wheel flat rack, panel side trailer or will trade for grain, lumber, cattle, pigs or refrigerator. Paul Sandoz, phone 3144.
The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, August 26, 1939
50 Years Ago
A survey of employment in the United States reveals that the number of Churchill County residents on the government payroll is relatively large. One in every 23 residents is employed by local government.
Fallon Eagle-Standard, Friday, August 21, 1964
Departing for the world’s first Atmospherium-Planetarium at the University of Nevada are Cub Scouts and their leaders from U.S. Auxiliary Air Station, Fallon. The Atmospherium’s “Footprints On The Moon” program portrays a lunar voyage aboard an “Apollo” space vehicle to the surface of the moon and back.
Fallon Eagle-Standard, Tuesday, August 25, 1964
Agriculture continues to be big business in Churchill County. Farming was a $6,180,000 business in the county this past year. Included in the total are the cash proceeds from the sale of farm produce and cattle together with “income in kind” which is the value of home-grown food that was consumed on premises, and government payments. Fallon Eagle-Standard, Tuesday, August 25, 1964
A View From The Past…stories from the Churchill County Museum & Archives, researched and compiled by Justina Wenger, Churchill County Museum Intern, and Margo Weldy, Churchill County Museum Assistant