View from the Past

100 Years Ago

Charles E. Hughes of New York was nominated for President of the United States by the Republican National convention on the third ballot last Saturday. Shortly after the nomination of Hughes, the Progressive convention nominated Colonel Roosevelt who answered “I am very grateful for the honor you confer upon me by nominating me as president. I cannot accept at this time.” Hughes stated that in view of our abiding ideals, there is no danger of militarism in this country. We have no policy of aggression; no lust for territory; no zeal for strife. He continued “We must not throttle American enterprise here or abroad, but rather promote it and take pride in honorable accomplishments. We must take up the serious problems of transportation of interstate and foreign commerce. I cannot fail to answer with the pledge of all that is in me to the service of the country. Therefore, I accept the nomination.” Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, June 17, 1916

75 Years Ago

Twenty boys of this community had signed up this week to enter the All-American Soap Box Derby, an annual junior racing event, sponsored jointly over the nation by the newspapers in cooperation with the Chevrolet division of General Motors. The elimination races to decide what four of these boys will go to the state races in Reno on July 20, will be held on July 16, which gives the boys a little less than a month now to complete construction of their racers which they must make themselves.

The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, June 21, 1941

The best 4-H-club-raised Hereford calf in five inter-mountain states is Nevada bred, reared and exhibited. At the recent Inter-Mountain Junior Fat Stock Show in Salt Lake City, the Nevada baby beef took the blue ribbon in the heavy Hereford 4-H class, called by the judge the best ever exhibited in the west by youthful growers.

The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, June 21, 1941

50 Years Ago

Through the generosity of the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation with supplementary funds allocated by the Library Services and Construction Act, the proposed new county library has become a reality. The new facility will be built at a cost of $179,256, with the Fleischmann Foundation supplying $111, 208, federal funds under L.S.C.A. $65,548, Churchill County Friends of the Library $1,500, and Fallon Soroptimists contributing $1,000. It will be erected on a half-acre at South Maine and East Virginia purchased by Churchill County for $16,000. The new library, replacing a rented store building used since 1932, will have 8,240 sq. ft. of space to house 20,000 books, and a meeting room for fifty. It is planned to serve the county’s needs for the next twenty years. Mr. Edward B. Parsons, A.I.A., of Reno, is the architect…The Health Insurance Program known as Medicare will begin at Churchill Public Hospital on July 1. Fallon Eagle-Standard, Tuesday, June 14, 1966

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

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