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100 Years Ago

One of the prettiest weddings ever witnessed in Fallon was solemnized Monday evening , December 1st when Miss Marjorie Fraser Cole, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Cole, became the bride of Dr. Edgar Downing of Oakland. Miss Cole was a beautiful bride, her gown and flowers serving to accentuate the natural beauty and charm with which she is so bountifully endowed. At eight o’clock, Dr. and Mrs. Downing departed for Hazen by auto, then took train No. 3 to San Francisco, where they departed on the steamship Sierra, for Honolulu. Here they will spend two weeks’ honeymoon, going thence to Hilo, on the island of Hawaii, staying for a year.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday December 6, 1913.

Barton Hoops, Jr., of Philadelphia, a director of the Nevada Wonder Mining Company, stated that the Wonder mill was making the record production of all the mills in Nevada, as it is at present treating 14 tons to the stamp dally by using a coarse screen and regrinding through a Chilean and tube mill, and making a recovery of over 93 per cent of the assay values. Churchill County Eagle Supplement, Saturday, December 13, 1913

Hide your face and DANCE DANCE DANCE…Saturday evening at the Sugar Beet Masquerade Ball, and win one of the prizes offered to maskers Saturday,

December 13, 1913. Churchill County Eagle Supplement, Saturday, December 13, 1913

75 Years Ago

The boys were working on the Truckee River Canal chute that carries water into Lahontan on Wednesday, when up flew a mudhen. A clever marksman in the crew brought down the bird with a rock. Jay Harrington, another crewmember, stripped down, dove in and came up with the prize. Frank Gibbs, superintendent, thought he heard an old model T rattling over the rocky drive, but discovered it was Harrington’s teeth chattering.

The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, December 3, 1938

When the International Livestock Exposition opened in Chicago, champions were on hand to defend their titles. Arthur McArthur, herdsman for Oklahoma A and M College, Stillwater, showed Ashbourne Orange, a purebred shorthorn steer which won grand championship honors last year over thousands of prize beeves.

The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, December 3, 1938

Make this an electrical Christmas! Chromium plated sandwich toaster $4.98, waffle irons $4.98, combination sandwich toaster and waffle iron $6.98…Christmas trees, 3 to 8 feet high, 50 cents to $1.25.

The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, December 3, 1938

50 Years Ago

Postmaster Lem Allen says to insure prompt delivery of cards and gifts before December 25th use the new five cent Christmas Tree stamps on your Christmas cards. They will be sorted and delivered first…Nevada Senator Howard W. Cannon stated that President Lyndon B. Johnson “fits the historic mold of the great leaders of our history who have come forth in times of extreme crisis to lead America.”

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Tuesday, December 3, 1963

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


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