View from the Past

100 Years Ago

Old Works at Virginia. Work is being resumed in the old mines at Virginia City and it is probable that hundreds of men will be seen working in that district before summer. Three of the workings have reopened during the last week.

Churchill County Eagle — January 16, 1915.

Local Happenings. ●J. N. Tedford, accompanied by Mrs. Tedford, departed in his new Cadillac eight this week for Buckhorn. The Cadillac is a dandy car, and with this powerful eight cylinder machine, Mr. Tedford is able to climb almost any hill on the road on the high. ●Firebaugh Brothers shipped a hound this week to Rigby, Idaho that was half grey hound and half gray wolf, and fleet footed enough to pick up a coyote or jack rabbit in an even race. Firebaugh Brothers have some fine dogs on their ranch and have sold upwards $200 worth of pups.

Churchill County Eagle — January 16, 1915.

75 Years Ago

Churchill CCC Camps all given High Ratings. All three of the Churchill county CCC camps, Newlands and Carson River at Fallon Westgate east of here, have been given “excellent” ratings following the visit here Tuesday of Captain Paul Kendall, district inspector. Prior to this time Camp Newlands, Fallon, has been the only Nevada camp to earn this rating, which is next to the top rating, which is “superior”.

The Fallon Eagle — January 21, 1939.

Twenty-Four Eighth Graders Given Diplomas. Twenty-Four eighth graders who had successfully completed their elementary school work and are ready for high school, were scheduled to receive their diplomas at exercises set for 8:15 last evening at the Oats Park school auditorium Beatrice Baer, Billy Junior Bradley, John Candee, Roberta Candee, Margaret Crehore, Venus Daniels, Milton Dick, Virgil Getto, William Groth, Donald Hahn, Theodore Hicks, George Kerr, Willie Knapp, Shirley Lamb, Anna Lane, Emma Lappat, Sam Lovelady, Alfred Marker, Mary Phillips, Joseph Reed, Shoso Sasaki, Weaver Walker, Hillis Weaver and Patricia Wise.

The Fallon Eagle — January 21, 1939.

50 Years Ago

Beautify Nevada Winners Announced. Fallon and Lovelock were among the 46 winners in the Beautify Nevada contest. First and second place awards were made for communities with population exceeding 5,000, communities with population between 1,000 and 5,000 and communities with less than 1,000. Panaca and Fernley won the Governor’s Award for class III communities, Lovelock and Fallon the class II awards and Elko and Reno the Class I awards.

Fallon Eagle-Standard — January 12, 1965.

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


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