View from the Past

100 Years Ago

C. M. Hoover and Edgar Smith of Reno have taken a bond and lease on the famous old Desert Queen mine north of Churchill County. The old Desert Queen was a good shipper in the early days when the ore had to be hauled to Virginia City, but has been idle for many years. There are considerable quantities of high grade in sight, as well as thousands of tons of ore running around $20. The mine is only about five miles from the main line of the Southern Pacific, east of Hazen, and now that the old mines are coming back with the advance price of silver there is a good chance for the Desert Queen to again come to the front.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, June 3, 1916

The Hopeless Seven gave a shower in honor of Miss Lysle Rushby at the home of her parents Wednesday evening. The sequel to this is the announcement that Miss Rushby will desert the Hopeless Seven, and tomorrow become the bride of Mr. A. W. Trabert of Reno, both being graduates of the University of Nevada. Because of his rare electrical talent and the recommendation of influential friends he will be able to secure a position in advance of the ordinary. Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, June 3, 1916

75 Years Ago

To have her poem judged the best of all those submitted from Nevada for exhibition on National Poetry Day at the New York World’s Fair last year, is the honor that has come to Mrs. Paul E. Brown of Fallon whose poem, “Nevada” was submitted under the pen name Jean La Hue Brown. Mrs. Brown is a member of the National League of American Pen Women. Here’s the medal winning poem: Nevada…A breath of sage, on a southern breeze, And I forget the lack of trees. Tang of Nevada? A sweet surcease. A shack…Expanse…And God’s own peace.

The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, June 7, 1941

The world’s largest twin-motored airliner is the new 36-passenger Curtiss-Wright transport plane designed to accommodate 40 army troops. It arrived in New York after a non-stop flight from St. Louis. Cruising at 60 per cent of full speed, it averaged better than 215 miles an hour on the 933-mile test flight. The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, June 7, 1941

50 Years Ago

Two young rocket enthusiasts won first place last Saturday in the two divisions of the Rocketry Contest at the E.C. Best Junior High School, sponsored by the Hobby Cave. Rob Mastrionni won first place with his entry in the Kit Division and Leslie Pope won first place in the Original Design Division. Winners including David and Ricky Wood, Craig Davis and Randy Venturacci received gifts by Hobby Cave, while the boys who served as “recovery crew” for the rockets, leaping on their bikes to retrieve rockets from nearby fields, received a $3 gift each.

From the Past ... stories from the Churchill County Museum Archives, researched and compiled by Margo Weldy, Churchill County Museum assistant.


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