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100 Years Ago

Mr. Newell Talks Freely on Local and General Affairs. F. H. Newell, director of the Reclamation Service, arrived in Fallon Tuesday afternoon. What is needed here, said Mr. Newell, is a good strong well organized body that could act on such matters as to the opening of the project lands to entry. The sooner it is begun the sooner it will be on its feet. Some men must probably give a great part of their lives to this work before you will have it. The people of these western projects must some of these days feel the weight of responsibility of handling the great machinery of project affairs and the sooner they begin to school themselves to it the better, and the sooner they will be prepared for the task. There are many reasons for having a water users association that can act and stand by that decision. Besides the handling of maintenance and operation, there is the marketing of crops and the getting of farm loans.

Churchill County Eagle — September 6, 1913.

75 Years Ago

McCarren Grateful. “I am grateful to the people of my native state for their splendid response, and to your community for supporting me.” This was the telegram received by The Eagle early Wednesday from Senator Pat McCarren.

The Fallon Eagle — September 10, 1938.

Fair Livestock Entries Due by September 17. Livestock entries must be made by September 17th, according to the general rules for livestock at the Nevada State Fair. Four-H members and Future Farmers may enter grade animals, but all cattle of breeding age must be tested for tuberculosis and Bang’s disease.

The Fallon Eagle — September 10, 1938.

50 Years Ago

The Fallon Appaloosas. The name Appaloosa came from the Nez Perce Indians who were the first in this country to breed this kind of horse. Appaloosa breeding in the Fallon area was started by Mickie Davis when she imported the grand old Appaloosa stallion, Monty Franz. The American Appaloosa is the great horse of tomorrow.

Fallon Eagle Standard — September 3, 1963.

Hunting Season Opens for Sage hen and Blue Grouse. Sage hen and Blue Grouse, native Nevada upland birds and long time favorites of scatter gunners in the state will come under the gunner’s eye next weekend. Fallon Eagle Standard — September 6, 1963.

Sand Slide at Silver Springs. A sand slide claimed the life of two young Reno men at Silver Springs beach Saturday afternoon. The bodies were recovered from the side of a sandbank which sloped at an angle down to the waters of Lahontan Reservoir. It appeared that the victims had dug a large hole in the hillside before the sand toppled down on top of them. The hole was about eight feet deep. All of the digging had been done by hand.

Fallon Eagle Standard — September 10, 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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