View from the Past

100 Years Ago

While we live in the heart of the alfalfa country, it is evident we do not know all about the manifold uses of our chief product, as indicated from the following : “A factory for the manufacture of human foods from alfalfa may be opened in Warsaw, Indiana. Long years of experimenting have proven that alfalfa has valuable food and medicinal properties for humans as well as animals. Among the common articles produced from alfalfa are flour, coffee, tea, syrup, candy, tobacco, breakfast food, stock foods, axle grease and many other articles in everyday use.” Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, December 4, 1915

There was a lively gale blowing yesterday morning. The fire alarm sounded and the boys rushed to the engine house in “high.” The chemical was whisked out, and headed for Chief Spreyer’s blacksmith shop across the street. He said “no.” The only fire in his shop was in the forge. He had come down about 6 o’clock, fired up and when a few sparks flew out of the pipe someone turned in the alarm. Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, December 4, 1915

75 Years Ago

A new all-time yearly record for Nevada motor vehicle registration has already been assured for 1940. Churchill county has for the first ten months 1,666 pleasure cars, 526 trucks, 186 trailers and eight motorcycles registered. The Fallon Standard, Wednesday, December 4, 1940

Fallon Theatre presents “Too Many Girls,” rhythm on the campus with Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Ann Miller, and Frances Langford. Sunday, December 8 see “The Long Voyage Home” starring John Wayne and Thomas Mitchell, written by Eugene O’Neill, directed by the man who gave you “Stage Coach” – all the drama of men on the open sea. Tuesday see “Bittersweet” starring Nelson Eddy and Jeanette Mac Donald, the screen’s greatest songbirds in their latest screen triumph.

The Fallon Standard, Wednesday, December 4, 1940

50 Years Ago

This is the month of Christmas, and with thoughts of Christmas in mind comes the thought of finding just the right Christmas tree. Whether pinyon pine, white fir or silver tip from the Sierras, you will be able to find the tree of your choice at the county fairgrounds when the Boy Scouts open their annual sale of trees.

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Friday, December 3, 1965

A back seat driver is a fluent speaker who is firmly convinced that without a steady stream of perceptive observations and timely warnings the driver would certainly have had an accident. While scientific observations have not produced conclusive evidence, they have discovered some nuggets of information worth consideration. A good backseat driver can be a second set of eyes, and four eyes are better than two. A person sitting in the back seat who occasionally shouts out a warning can keep the driver more alert.

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Friday, December 3, 1965

A View From The Past…stories from the Churchill County Museum & Archives, researched and compiled by Margo Weldy, Churchill County Museum Assistant and Dwen Davis, Churchill County Museum Intern.


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