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100 Years Ago

Homesteads Open For Filing In 1913…Fallon, Where Virgin Soil Awaits Skilled Husbandmen Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, April 12, 1913

Attorney General Thatcher has rendered a written opinion on the new gambling law, in which he says” I have to advise that in my opinion this act in unequivocal terms prohibits gambling of any character or nature.” He further states that slot machines cannot be operated for money.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, April 12, 1913

It is reported that W.D. Kemp stole a march on his friends, and was quietly married to a California lady and will be home in a few days. Churchill County Eagle, April 12, 1913

This (Saturday) evening, the 12th, the University of Nevada Glee Club will be heard in concert at the Temple Theatre in Fallon. The opening scene is in the parlor of the Plu Tappa Keg fraternity house. The lines are bright and witty, the jokes are new, and the singing good.

Churchill County Eagle, April 12, 1913

75 Years Ago

A re-survey of the Leeteville road, 8 mile unit of the Lincoln Highway from Fallon west, was started last Saturday by Art Loforth, construction engineer for the state highway department and Otis Wright, resident engineer in charge of construction of the Sheckler feeder road.

The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, April 9, 1938

Blaring bands, tooting calliopes, roaring wild animals, lumbering elephants, cumbersome camels, funny clowns, pretty girls riding dancing high school horses, and Ponco Bill and his troupe of cowboys and cowgirls arrive in Fallon next Wednesday, April 13 for two performances with Barnum Bros. Wild Animal Circus.

The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, April 9, 1938

Local Events and News About Your Neighbors: Brick work was completed yesterday on the addition to Fallon Ice Company at the corner of Maine and Williams. The building is to be a refreshment stand with tray service for cars… Etta Mae Mickelson was surprised last Saturday by seven of her young friends, invited by her mother for the party.

The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, April 9, 1938

50 Years Ago

Livestock to be used in the filming of “The Greatest Story Ever Told” at Pyramid Lake, arrived at the Midwest Livestock Yard Tuesday night. Included are 30 camels, 4 water buffalos, zebras, Brahma cows and many other varieties.

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Friday, April 12, 1963

Art Block, Nevada State Highway Patrolman, spent yesterday chasing a fugitive and dodging gunshot at Swingle Beach, coming through the ordeal in fine condition. He had no injuries until he arrived at home, slipped in the rose bed and injured his ankle.

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Tuesday, April 9, 1963

Natural Gas Line To Fallon Area Will Cost $681,000 To Build…Local Workers Will Be Used On The Job…$468,000 is the cost to link Nevada Northern’s main pipe line to the Idaho border and Reno.

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Tuesday, April 9, 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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