View from the Past

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100 Years Ago

Local Happenings. ●Joe Jarvis returned Sunday from a short business trip to Reno. ●A good memory is a great asset but why does it so often persist on dwelling on the fool things a fellow has done. ●There are cases of scarlet fever in Virginia City, Carson City and Gardnerville. ●The Mother’s Club will give a dance at Fernley on the 22nd. The Jewett orchestra has been engaged.

●About four feet of snow fell in Truckee followed by rain, but freezing weather set in and a large ice crop will be harvested. ●Ben Sheckler has moved his Shoe Shop to the east side of Maine Street opposite the Fallon Hardware. Old shoes made good as new. ●The delightful Schubert Symphony Company will appear at the Temple the 22nd, under the auspices of the high school. Don’t miss them.

Churchill County Eagle — January 12, 1916.

Fallon Post Office. One of the best evidences of the permanent growth of Fallon is the increased business of the post office, and it is a pleasure to note that the receipts for 1916 far exceed those of any former year.

Churchill County Eagle — January 6, 1916.

75 Years Ago

Kent Cow has Calf when 18 Years Old. Johanna Segis Echo Korndyke is a remarkable cow. At the age of eighteen years she has produced a calf, an unusual thing for a cow of that age. She is one of the C. E. Kent herd at Stillwater.

The Fallon Standard — January 15, 1941.

Have You Made Your War Plans? Had you noticed in all this discussion on defense plans very little is said about the farmer? Labor will be protected, its gains preserved, wage increases granted. Industry, in its war work, will be protected by grants from the government and by tax concessions. But cost of living will be held down. Thus no protection offered for the farmer.

The Fallon Standard — January 15, 1941.

50 Years Ago

Kent’s supply store says “This promotion is without a doubt the largest merchandise and cash give-a-way in the history of Fallon.” Enter to win a free RCA 21” mark 2 series color T.V. Beginning January 10th at 9 am a free ticket will be given with each $5.00 purchase at the supermarket.

Eagle-Standard — January 11, 1966

Fallon Eagles Honor CCHS football Team

Members of the 1965 Fallon Greenwave Football team and their parents were guests of honor at a recognition pot-luck dinner held at the Eagle’s Hall on Thursday evening January 6th. Members of the F.O.E Aerie No. 1447 of Fallon were hosts to the team in honor of the teams’ outstanding year of football.

Eagle-Standard — January 18, 1966

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


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