VIEW FROM THE PAST

100 Years Ago

The committee taking the Lincoln Highway moving pictures is expected in Fallon soon. Various features for pictures are being discussed by members of the Chamber Of Commerce: Lahontan Dam as the biggest feature of the Project. One of Tedford’s 20-horse teams turning a corner drawing a string of big wagons loaded with alfalfa and other freight. A lot of school children from the country coming into town to school, riding their ponies and carrying their dinner buckets. A pile of silver bullion bars from the Nevada Wonder mill at Wonder. Road-making with immense scrapers and drags, putting up hay with the most modern methods, cattle and sheep feeding scenes, threshing and dairy scenes, the great trees on Williams Ave., an old stage coach next to an auto, canals and irrigation scenes, Fallon turkeys and D.J. Vannoy’s melons. Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, August 14, 1915

One fifth of the students in the University of Nevada last year were from California most likely because the University of Nevada is becoming a recognized factor in Western educational circles. The faculty is recognized as an exceptionally strong one and the story of success of the U. of N. alumni emphasizes the school’s qualities.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, August 14, 1915

75 Years Ago

While carrying on exploration work near Hidden cave, S.M. Wheeler, archaeologist for the Nevada state park division, uncovered a few days ago a highly important archaeological find through the unearthing of a human skeleton wrapped in a fur garment, and tule mats, and also leather moccasins. Wheeler hopes to establish proof of human habitation of the cave during a period ante-dating the bow and arrow ago. The Fallon Standard, Wednesday, August 14, 1940

Good crops of peaches are reported generally over the Newlands project with a harvest of superior flavor fruit said to be coming from several orchards. Nevada peaches are regarded usually as much better than those grown in California.

The Fallon Standard, Wednesday, August 14, 1940

50 Years Ago

Top prize money and trophies will be offered this Sunday, August 8 when the Hurricams present the first Cal Neva Championship Drag Races at the NAAS. Special attraction will be Coy Martin of Sacramento with his “B” gas supercharged 1940 Willys.

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Friday, August 6, 1965

There will be a teenage dance this Saturday, August 7, at the National Guard Armory as the Malibus present “Vibration, Part 4.” The admission charge will be 75 cents per person ... The twist, and other allegedly decadent western dances, have been outlawed in Indonesia. Indonesian go-go girls have been ordered to stop-stop. President Sukarno has introduced a slow and sedate folk dance called “lenso.” However, Indonesia’s hepcats are meeting secretly for bootleg dancing. They risk a year in jail if caught dancing western style. But for addicts, the twist is apparently worth the risk.

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Friday, August 6, 1965

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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