View from the Past

100 Years Ago

Hobo Element at Hazen. Reports come from Hazen that small bands of the Kelly “army’ have been passing through on the way east. Constable Sharkey had quite a set to with a big six footer a few nights ago. He knocked the fellow down with his club, but back he came fighting and gave the officer a close call. The 1700 men who were not long ago congregated at the California capital have nearly all scattered, and it would indeed be strange if some did not pass this way.

Churchill County Eagle — March 21, 1914.

Land at $200 per Acre. A Gardnerville correspondent notes the following: It is reported that one of the leading live stock concerns has purchased a thousand acre piece of land in Carson Valley, and that the conveyance will be made within a short time. The consideration is said to have been $200, 000, or at the rate of $200 per acre.

Churchill County Eagle — March 28, 1914.

Switches! Switches! Switches! Made from combings and old switches made over. I use only the best French hair in my work. I will be pleased to have the ladies call on me at my rooms over Grey Reid & Co.’s store. If not patronized, I must change my location, so those desiring work should call at once.

Churchill County Eagle — March 28, 1914.

75 Years Ago

Dick Hall to Join Brother Max at U. S. Academy. There will soon be two of the Hall brothers of Fallon at West Point. Dick Hall who has been in the Army at Fort Warren, Wyoming, will go to West Point in June, under appointment by Senator Pat McCarren, to join his brother Max, who is now completing his second year at the U. S. Military Academy.

The Fallon Eagle — March 25, 1939.

Former Fallon Boy is Winner of Speaking Honors. Leo McCuddin, former Fallon boy and a graduate of Churchill County High School won first place in an after dinner speaking contest in competition with representatives from thirteen leading western universities at Pomona College at the Pacific Coast Forensic League meet.

The Fallon Eagle — March 25, 1939.

Volunteers Asked to Help Plant Trees. Members of the board of directors of the Fallon Cemetery Association have issued an appeal this week for volunteer workers to come to the cemetery Sunday morning at nine o’clock to help plant trees. Since there are many trees to be planted and it is getting a bit late in the season, it is urged that as large a number of workers as possible respond so the planting can be completed in a single day.

The Fallon Eagle — March 25, 1939.

50 Years Ago

Nevada has only Wild Horse Refuge in Nation. Many have praised them; many have cursed them, and the controversy over whether the wild horse is really “wild” or whether he is good or bad is far from over. But whatever the verdict, if such will ever come, the wild horse has found a haven in Nevada.

Fallon Eagle Standard — March 13, 1964.

Miscellaneous Unlimited. We have a rarity here in Fallon that would be the envy of any museum. One of the first vacuum cleaners ever made. Go down to Gene’s Furniture store and Mary Manning will show it to you. She’ll even let you touch it but she won’t sell it.

Fallon Eagle Standard — March 13, 1964.

From the Past….Stories from the Churchill County Museum Archives, researched and compiled by Cindy Loper, Churchill County Museum Assistant.


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