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100 Years Ago

Claims Allowed by County Commissioners November 2, 1914. ●Nevada Dist and Brew Co., ice, $3.20. ●City of Fallon, water and lights, $18.80. ●J. B. Cushman, game warden, $20. ●Jack Dalton, Indian police, $5.●G. M. Gardner, M.D., local health officer, $25. ●A. Archibald, justice fees, $27.70. ●George S. Spreyer, blacksmithing, $58.55. ●J. L. Heady, board of prisoners, $29.70.●G. B. McFarlin, phone manager and expenses, $252.27. ●Cora Cahill, bookkeeper, $70. ●Lizzie Mulvaney, operator, $50. ●Leo Likes, lineman, $87.75.●Churchill County Eagle, printing and publishing, $330.30. ●Churchill County standard, printing and publishing, $174.10. ●F. A. Harrigan, burying a horse, $5.

Churchill County Eagle — November 7, 1914.

Among the Indians. Last Sunday was a big day at the Indian Mission east of town. It was World’s Temperance Sunday. Miss Brown was missionary in charge. Captain Dave made a strong talk, explaining the evil effects of drink and told his people to let it alone. About 300 Indians assembled the largest that has ever been held in the history of the Indian Mission.

Churchill County Eagle — November 14, 1914.

75 Years Ago

Local Events and News about Your Neighbors. ●Mrs. Lynn Coverston entertained the Sunshine club at her home Friday. ●The Junior Tuesday Club met this week with Mrs. R. D. Dickinson. Mrs. Isabel McAllister will be hostess at the next meeting. ●Mrs. R. C. Cushman and her baby daughter Mary returned to Fallon Wednesday from Saint Mary’s Hospital in Reno.

Lt. Bruce A. VanVoorhis, at present on duty aboard the Honolulu in dry dock in San Francisco, arrived last Sunday to spend a few days with his mother, Mrs. Leo Pinger. On his return to San Francisco, Mrs. Pinger accompanied her son for a visit.

The Fallon Eagle—November 11, 1939.

Harvest Homecoming Dinner of Artemisia Highlight of the Week. Forty-five members and guests of the Artemisia club, pioneer Churchill County origination of farm women, were in attendance at the West Center Street clubhouse for the annual Harvest Homecoming dinner, a highlight of the week in this community.

The Fallon Eagle — November 18, 1939.

50 Years Ago

Cowbelles Co-Hostess at Confab. The Churchill County Cowbelles finalized their plans for the Cattlemen’s Association and Wool Growers Association that was held in Winnemucca over the weekend. The local Cowbelles were co-hostesses for the event.

Churchill County Eagle — November 10, 1964.

Speeches Given by Students at Farm Bureau Meeting. Nevada’s first century of statehood is coming to an end. The men and women who came to settle, to conquer and to create Nevada, met and mastered, because they were brave, free people. They passed down to us this rich heritage we enjoy today. They broke and planted, tilled and reaped the bounty of our fertile lands. They found and dug and milled the treasures of Nevada’s mineral veins. (Part of the speech given by Bryan Sorensen.)

Churchill County Eagle — November 20, 1964.

Who’s Ginger. Should girls be allowed to play football? This question is hilariously dealt with in the high school production of “Time Out for Ginger”. The play now in rehearsal, is under direction of Mr. William Davis. Members of the cast are Frank Young, Glen Hornby, Pahil Sanders, Jim Durban, Bill Harris, Molly Butner, Nancy Saddler, Kathy Kirn, Laura Matson, Susan Mathes, Janet Kirk, Susan Saxton, Pat Roberts and Linda Ewing.

Churchill County Eagle — November 20, 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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