View from the Past

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100 Years Ago

The most agreeable form of recreation is that which distracts the mind from the day’s turmoil and elevates while refreshing the soul. Such recreation we are confident you will find in our comfortable picture theatre. The latest high class pictures — comedies, dramas and travel series are shown at the Rex Theatre. We want everyone to enjoy the excellent shows we are presenting so that we can continue to run at the admission price of 10 cents.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, Dec. 10, 1916

The new concrete sidewalks on Williams avenue have been completed from Maine street practically to the city limits west, with the exception of that in front of the courthouse and telephone office. In order to provide for the convenience of the public, and especially for strangers, arrangements were made to have the names of streets imprinted in the cement in large clear letters at the street corners. Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, Dec. 10, 1916

75 Years Ago

Extension of the Fallon-Quartz Mountain star mail route to serve the two magnesium mines operating eighteen miles further south is being sought from Fallon and from those living at the mines. When Senator Pat McCarran, member of the committee on post offices and postal roads, is in Fallon tomorrow he will be told of the needs for mail service to this new mining area where it is expected some six hundred men will be employed. Hiskey Stages, which is seeking a certificate of public convenience to operate a stage and mail route from Fallon past the mines to Luning, would be the logical mail carrier if the certificate is granted.

The Fallon Standard, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1941

Fallon People In Pacific War Zone…in the Hawaiian Islands, Norma Hiatt, switchboard operator at Honolulu, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hiatt of Lone Tree, left October 14. Lt. Wayne Van Voorhis, son of Mrs. Leo Pinger, is stationed at Manila. Van Voorhis was employed at the I.H. Kent Company lumber yard before he was called into service. John William Scott and Rodney Jones Scott, sons of the Rev, J. Winfield C Scott of Fallon, Baptist clergyman for the Rattlesnake Hill Indian church, were aboard the battleship Oklahoma when it was set afire in Pearl Harbor.

The Fallon Standard, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1941

50 Years Ago

Every envelope bearing the 1936 Christmas stamp will be a masterpiece, Postmaster Allen said today. The special holiday stamp is a replica of a painting by Hans Memling, Flemish master of the Renaissance Era, now hanging in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The stamp, which is now on sale at the Fallon post office, was designed from Memling’s oil ”Madonna and Child With Angels” which was painted on wood about 1480. The initial print order was for one billion, two hundred million stamps.

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1966

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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