View from the past

100 Years Ago

Peace Day to be Observed by Many Schools. There are so many holidays, days set apart for special observance, and dates for this order, that as a society we sometimes wonder if business will have to suspend entirely in order to keep all of them. However there is a new day to be observed by the schools throughout the land, to be known as “Peace Day.”

Churchill County Eagle — May 10, 1913.

City Electrical System Growing. The city electric light system is gradually on the increase. The earnings of the system are about sufficient to meet the requirements of construction, bear the running expenses and take care of the interest on the bonds. This is putting the system on good sound basis.

Churchill County Eagle — May 17, 1913.

75 Years Ago

Haughty Holstein Bull and Humble Gander are best of Pals. Holstein bulls are not noted for their chumminess, either with humans or other creatures of the farm. But Carnation Ormsby Superb, senior sire of the Dodge Bros. Island Ranch herd, has made a pal of a gander that cannot be persuaded to leave the bull pen. Not long ago the aristocrat of the Holstein herd stepped on the gander’s leg and snapped it. But it has made no dent in the gander’s affections. He still refused to leave the presence of Superb. This week the bull was taken from the pen and witnesses say that never has a gander been known to kick up such a fuss, nor would he be comforted until Superb had been returned to his accustomed haunts.

The Fallon Eagle — May 14, 1938.

Crowd Blocks Street. The crowd that gathered to hear the concert by the high school band last Saturday evening at City Hall Park was so large as to constitute a police problem because of blocking of the traffic lane. It is a future plan of the city to erect a band stand in Oats Park.

The Fallon Eagle — May 14, 1938.

50 Years Ago

Security National Open House and Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow. Ribbon cutting ceremonies and open house festivities on Saturday will mark the opening of Security National Bank’s newest branch office in Fallon.

Fallon Eagle-Standard — May 10, 1963.

Eight Lovely Contestants in the “Miss Fallon Pageant” Contest. The eight young ladies are Trina Ann Mattingly, Janis Hunt Tedford, Jacqueline Lee Uithoven, Susan La Nell Clark, Patricia Ann Getchell, Judy Marie Weishaupt, Sharon Lynne White and Dianne Lynn Jacobsen.

Fallon Eagle-Standard — May 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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