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100 Years Ago

Mrs. T. E. Killgrove says she is glad to be back to Fallon to spend the coldest months of the year. The climate is much milder here than in Elko…A great many Lahontan Valley turkeys were shipped to Reno, and the dealers and consumers say they never saw finer turkeys than those sent from this place…there was a big wedding feast at the Fred Wightman place Thursday evening, Christmas night, when Judge T.A. Jones joined in wedlock R.M. Hicks of Churchill County and Miss H.B. Blakeney of Walla Walla, Washington.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday December 27, 1913

By a mistake of the operator, the “good night” sign was thrown on the screen at the Rex Theatre at the close of the first show Christmas night and the house emptied.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, December 27, 1913

75 Years Ago

Churchill County people behaved themselves pretty well during 1938 according to Sheriff Jim Smith’s records, which show only 22 arrests during the year… marriages had better than a four to one lead over divorces in this county in 1938, according to the County Clerk G.W. Likes’ office and County Auditor Mrs. Belle Wickland.

The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, December 31, 1938

We’d like to know what the New Year will bring forth, but it is probably extremely well that Providence hides the future from us. Here’s wishing you a Happy New Year, which, if it does not bring you riches it can bring you contentment, and, with health added, a lot of joy living in a country and state where life still means something to the individual.

The Fallon Eagle, Saturday. December 31, 1938

It’s fire on four wheels! It’s that new Nash, the car everybody likes! It’s a beauty – long, streamlined bullet of a car, unbelievably low priced at $840 federal tax included. See your nearest Nash dealer, A. C. Birge, phone 27-W.

The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, December 31, 1938

50 Years Ago

Sell a dollar for $8,000? A U.S. Silver Dollar dated 1804 was bought recently for $8,000…You have 500 muscles in your body, and 3 horsepower! Nothing But The Truth by Arnold.

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Tuesday, December 31, 1963

Hopes of building the University of Nevada into a major research center were given a major boost by one of its visiting professors was tabbed as a winner of America’s top scientific awards. Dr. John L. Pierce will receive one of the five National Medals of Science from President Lyndon B. Johnson next month.

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Tuesday, December 31, 1963

For the opportunity to live in a Valley which is progressive, surrounded with mountains, deserts, streams and peace, for those who love nature and freedom, I give thanks. I extend wishes for a happy and constructive New Year. E.C. Douglas, Letters To The Editor. Fallon Eagle-Standard, Tuesday, December 31, 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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