View from the Past

100 Years Ago

Local Happenings. Ben Sheckler has moved his Shoe Shop to the east side of Maine Street, opposite the Fallon Hardware. Old shoes made good as new. ●Baled hay is being shipped from Fallon, the price being from $13 to $15 a ton delivered at the railroad. ●W. A. Van Voorhis went to Lovelock this week on business connected with the Indian service. ●We are requested to announce that there will be a dance at the Harmon school house next Saturday evening, to which the public is invited. Admission 50¢.

Churchill County Eagle — March 25, 1916.

Chicken Thief. Stealing is something that gives very little trouble in Fallon, but the past winter someone has been making a business of taking J. N. Tedford’s chickens. In the fall he had 50 and now there is only half a dozen left. As the supply is about exhausted, some other chicken house will probably receive attention. People should be on the lookout and land Mr. Thief behind bars.

Churchill County Eagle — March 25, 1916

75 Years Ago

The I. H. Kent Co. Inc. In order to give better service in our Grocery Department, we have decided to make a change in the method of receiving orders by telephone. It has been decided to place Mrs. Betty Baxter in charge of the telephone. She will receive all messages and answer all calls in the grocery department. She will take all orders for groceries and meats and will give the assembling of these orders her personal supervision. Mrs. Baxter, better known to all of us as Betty, will be well posted on all of our stock and will advise you of new things coming into the department.

The Fallon Standard — March 12, 1941.

Unemployed Asked to Register for Defense Training. The Nevada state employment service this week appealed to every unemployed worker in the state who may be available for work or training in defense jobs and every person with an urgently needed skill which is not being used in his present job, to register at his nearest employment service office.

The Fallon Eagle—March 22, 1941.

50 Years Ago

Navy Squadron Receives Mascot. Anti Submarine Fighter Squadron One received a Squadron ‘Mascot’ during a weapons training deployment at NAAS Fallon. Captain F. W. Oliver, Commanding Officer at the Navy’s desert air station, presented the red tailed hawk to Commander C. E. Waring, Commander of VSF-1. The hawk, injured by a hunter’s shotgun, was found in a near exhausted condition by Lt. J. L. Meiling, Service Information Officer at NAAS Fallon. Due to the nature of its injury, the War Eagle, as it will be known, is permanently grounded, but still able to spread its wings to become mascot of VSF-1

Fallon Eagle Standard — March 8, 1966.

Viet Nam Soldier Appreciates Fallon NAAS. Dear Sir: I saw four U. S. Navy planes today bomb and strafe Viet Cong positions to our front. They were pretty darn good, putting bombs and rockets right down the VC’s throat. My home is about one mile south of the air station and those jets use to give us fits, but, after what I saw them do today, no more complaints from me. I would like to thank all the Officers and men of NAAS Fallon from the men of TAC Platoon 2/320 Artillery 101st Airborne, and special thanks from me. SP-4 Stanley Snodgrass HDQ 2/320 Artillery 101st Airborne U. S. Army.

Fallon Eagle Standard — March 11, 1966.

From the Past….Stories from the Churchill County Museum Archives, researched and compiled by Cindy Loper, Churchill County Museum Assistant.


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