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100 Years Ago

The Lofthouse Bros.’s Palace Bar has the very best brands of whiskeys, wines, beers and cigars. Everybody eats, drinks and smokes with us at the New Palace Building in Fallon, Nevada.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, April 18, 1914

We hear a great deal of the 1915 Exposition at San Francisco and San Diego. Select products of this season’s growth should be put into shape for the great fair. Areas of Nevada will do their part and Churchill County should not neglect this great opportunity to place her resources before the world.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, April 18, 1914

75 Years Ago

Prize rabbits offered by the Fallon Lion’s Club for the second annual Easter egg hunt south of Fallon were awarded to children who found specially colored eggs. Three cases, totaling 1080 eggs, were hidden by Lions Club members for the hunt, which attracted a big crowd of children and many adults.

The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, April 15, 1939

To get out of the mixup with little more than bruises and a cut lip after riding a topless car in a thirty foot jump across a ditch was the lucky experience last Saturday evening of young Layne Dixon of Schurz. Dixon’s car, which officers said must have been traveling at high speed, crashed a barrier at Leetville Junction and touched nothing until it straddled the ditch bank on the opposite side to roll over on its side, a complete wreck. Dixon was thrown clear, and when Sheriffs R.J. Vannoy and Lester Moody asked him what he wanted done with the car, Dixon said “shove her over in the ditch” since there was nothing drivable left.

The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, April 22, 1939

50 Years Ago

Thrills and spills. That’s the promise of the Churchill High School Rodeo Club for the weekend. One hundred thirty five students from every county in the state will be in Fallon to participate in one of the wildest spectator sports the West enjoys. Fifty one entries for the bull riding have been accepted. Rodeo clowns Snick and Rick Lee of Fallon will be there to keep the contestants from being too badly mauled.

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Friday, April 17, 1964

Even if Congress approves a new minting of 150 million silver dollars, the famed and coveted “cartwheel “ bearing the tiny “CC” near the bottom of its reverse side will continue to dramatically increase in value as a collector’s item according to Judge Clark J. Guild, general curator of the Nevada State Museum. The reason for this is that the silver dollars minted in this building began to run short fifty years ago. At that time, huge quantities of silver dollars were melted down so the silver could be exported. Judge Guild explains “ The melt included an unknown quantity of Carson City dollars.”

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Friday, April 17, 1964

A View From The Past…Stories from the Churchill County Museum archives, researched and compiled by Margo Weldy, Churchill County Museum Assistant.


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