View from the Past

100 Years Ago

Editor Eagle: We are not all dead in Dixie yet, but we are pretty well hemmed in. Lots of snow, it was 20 below on January 30, but has thawed every day since. February 2nd, we had quite a shake-up which lasted about 10 seconds. The same night a rabid coyote came to our back door and fought the dogs. Rupert Spencer went out to see what was wrong, and the coyote put him on the fence. He shot it, but it came after him again and he took to the buggy seat. While the dogs had it engaged, he finished it.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, February 12, 1916

The Carson City boys arrived Friday noon, to play the High School team. Miss Geissler and Miss James entertained the visiting team and the pupils and faculty of the high school at a Valentine’s dance after the Carson-Fallon game…The chemistry class has divided its attention lately between etching art designs on glass and accomplishing evil designs on the atmosphere. Some of the odors that have recently sifted under the laboratory door or floated through the transom have caused the upturning of many noses.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, February 12, 1916

75 Years Ago

The Junior Newmans met Sunday at Mrs. Coakly’s home to plan a Valentine’s Day party. A large attendance at this Valentine’s Day party is desired... The auxiliary’s Valentine’s dance is to take place on Saturday night at the fraternal hall with Monty’s band supplying the music.

The Fallon Standard, Wednesday, February 12, 1941

What is regarded as one of the largest hatcheries in Nevada loaded up by Ed and Harry Candee farm in the Sheckler district tomorrow. The hatchery will have a capacity of 17,000 eggs. New Hampshire red eggs are going into the first hatch. Turkey eggs will be added later. The Candees have been doing their own hatching since 1925.

The Fallon Standard, Wednesday, February 12, 1941

50 Years Ago

With the war in Vietnam raging, the term “GI” has been updated. Twenty five years ago, the idiom meant the under-sized shoes, moth-eaten horse blankets, wrap leggings and drab, cut up long-johns. Of course, “GI” means “government issue” or “general issue.”…Army Pvt. Gerald P. Walsh fired expert with an M-14 rifle, the highest mark a soldier can achieve in his rifle qualification test. The 19 year old soldier is a 1964 graduate of Churchill County High School.

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Tuesday, February 15, 1966

Local Boy Makes Good – Richard Corkill, a CCHS graduate, was appointed Assistant Manager of Kent’s Shopping Center last month…The recent film ”Seapower” gave CCHS students a close look at the Navy of today and of the future. A second film, “Walk In Space” was filmed during the Gemini 4 flight last June showing the advances toward putting man on the moon. Fallon Eagle-Standard, Tuesday, February 15, 1966

A View From The Past…stories from the Churchill County Museum & Archives, researched and compiled by Margo Weldy, museum assistant.


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