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100 Years Ago

Little Tot Wanders Away. Amilda, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Wood, residing in the Swingle neighborhood, caused her mother considerable anxiety a few days ago by wandering away. The mother was working in the garden and noticed the child playing near. In about 15 minutes the little girl was gone and after searching around the place, Mrs. Wood telephones to Mr. Swingle’s family. Harold Swingle came on horseback and circled around the place until he found the tracks of the little girl and her dog going down the road toward Hazen. He followed the tracks until he came to the railroad, and in the distance he saw a little speck of white. Following on he soon overtook the child. When questioned by her mother on why she went away, the little tot said she was going to Hazen to see papa. Mr. Wood is employed in Hazen.

Churchill County Eagle — May 3, 1913.

Found His Teeth. It will be remembered that Councilmen Jones had four gold teeth knocked out by a foul at the ball game two weeks ago. He hunted high and low for the teeth but could not find them. He was standing beside Dr. Ferrell’s auto at the time, in which he was taken home after the accident. Last Monday Dr. Ferrell began filling out an application for a state license for his machine, and when he lifted up the cushion to read the factory number, he saw the gold teeth. They were knocked into the auto when the ball struck Mr. Jones’ face. As gold teeth of this class are valued at about five dollars, the find was of some importance.

Churchill County Eagle — May 3, 1913.

75 Years Ago

Holstein Breeders Welcome Visitors. The dairymen’s tour of project herds is to stimulate interest in the highest quality. Holstein breeders from the Newlands project are today extending a welcome to project dairymen and to those in other communities in western Nevada who will gather for a tour of the Holstein herd farms conducted under the direction of Royal D. Crook, district extension agent. Many visitors are expected for the tour, which is designed to demonstrate the value of breeding in dairy herds as a sure guide to herd development.

The Fallon Eagle — May 7, 1938.

This is Cachet to be Stamped on Fallon Air Mail the Coming Week. National Air Week, May 15 – 21, 1938. This is the stamp drawn by Eddie Hammond of Fallon, who made the design at the request of the local air mail week committee, for a stamp or cachet to be used on all air mail which originates in Fallon during National Air Mail Week.

The Fallon Eagle — May 7, 1938.

50 Years Ago

Fallon Kiwanis Club Announce Plans for 4th of July Rodeo. Bucking Broncos, Brahma Bulls and other stock are being readied for the 4th of July weekend, Charlie York over-all chairman announced yesterday. The ever popular Dry Gulch saloon will be in operation under the watchful eyes of Ted Wemyss and Bill Cocanour.

Fallon Eagle-Standard — May 3, 1963.

Shorthand Class Learns About Legal Steno. Mrs. A. W. Lofthouse spoke recently to members of the advanced shorthand class. The students are studying career opportunities in connection with their speed building and transcribing study.

Fallon Eagle-Standard — May 3, 1963.

From the Past ... Stories from the Churchill County Museum Archives, researched and compiled by Cindy Loper, Churchill County Museum assistant



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