View from the Past

100 Years Ago

Census Shows Growth in Fallon School District- The school population is growing in Fallon district is shown by the census returns. There are 313 pupils between the ages of 6 and 18, as compared to 251 in 1914, and 247 in 1913. This year there are 468 under the age of 21, as compared to 404 last year. The new law providing for kindergarten schools under the public school system, the census shows 57 children between ages of 4 and 6.

Churchill County Eagle; May 15, 1915

Local Happenings- A California man came to Fallon to locate and after spending the first week of May here, decided that there was too much sunshine, and it was too hard on his eyes. During that particular week our home people were complaining about the cloudy weather. The man even had shipped his household goods, but packed up and went back. If any of the gloomy Californians are looking for sunshine, just send them this way, please.

Churchill County Eagle; May 15, 1995

75 Years Ago

Eighth Graders to Graduate June 7- Graduating exercises are set for Friday evening, June 7, at the high school auditorium when the operetta “The Tea House of Sing Lo” will be given by the class under the direction of the musical instructor, Miss Alice Tilton. Miss Lois Brandhorst is the accompanist, costuming is in charge of Miss Hildegard Spieker, and stage arrangements by Archie Safley. Eighth graders taking the leading parts in the operetta are Merle Templeton, Ona Walters, Frances Jane Sur, Margaret Franklin, Donald Morris, Don Morris, Paul Scholz, and Harold Okholm.

Churchill County Eagle; May 16, 1940

Old Emigrant Trail Here Yields Valued Coins- A coin, dated 1831, believed to be rare and valuable, was unearthed Sunday along the old emigrant trail by Bob Ragan who, with L. T. Kendrick, dug up several relics including pieces of guns and tools. The coin is a sliver five cent piece. Ragan asked to place a value on it, said that for the time being, until he could learn more definitely its real value, he would hold it for “plenty”.

Churchill County Eagle; May 16, 1940

50 Years Ago

Second Attempt Made to Rob Safeway Store- A second attempt was made Sunday night to enter the safe at Safeway on South Maine St. A new door of harder material was installed following the robbery about a week earlier prevented the would-be thieves from reaching the interior of the safe. Several broken drills were found at the scene, but no valuables were taken.

Fallon Eagle Standard; May 11, 1965

Junior Livestock Show- The grand champion steer raised by Washoe County 4-H Club member John Richardson was bought at auction for $1.50 a pound by the Holiday Hotel at the recent 26th Nevada Junior Livestock Show in Reno. The prize-winning Angus was 941 pounds. Seventy one steer were entered in the Junior Livestock Show.

Fallon Eagle Standard; May 14, 1965

Dairy Queen Celebrates 25th Birthday- The 25th Birthday of Dairy Queen will be celebrated this Saturday, May 15. The Dairy Queen has grown from only 3 stores in 1940 to an organization of over 3,500 stores located in the U.S and foreign countries. Bob Smith owner of the Fallon Dairy Queen purchased this store in March 1959, and each year has made improvements for convenience, and satisfaction of his customers.

Fallon Eagle Standard; May 14, 1965

A View from the Past….Stories from the Churchill County Museum Archives, researched and compiled by Halley Hill, Churchill County Museum Intern.


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