View from the Past

100 Years Ago

Prohibition Urged on President by Governor Boyle for War. A telegram recommending national prohibition during the period of the war between America and Germany has been sent by Governor Boyle of Nevada to President Wilson. Commenting on this recommendation, Gov. Boyle stated that $145,000,000 worth of grain is being used annually by the brewing and distilling plants in this country and that this enormous consumption of a diminished food supply should be discontinued in order to prevent a further shortage and higher prices.

Churchill County Eagle — May 6, 1916.

The Old New Pass Mine. R. W. Wiley has been here the last week investigating for the second time the old New Pass mine in the east end of the count, and it is understood has practically decided to take over the property. This will mean the putting in of a 20-stamp mill aand the employment of probably 50 men.

Churchill County Eagle — May 6, 1916.

Big Crowd at Circus. A. G. Barnes Trained Animal Show drew large crowds last Tuesday. The train was delayed on the V. & T., coming from Carson to Reno and did not reach here until

11 o’clock. However the show gave a demonstration of what can be accomplished in training wild animals. As might be expected at this early season of the year, the horses, riders and costumes were all fresh and new and made a fine appearance. There was a good natured, happy air about the people of the show.

Churchill County Eagle — May 6, 1916.

75 Years Ago

Bell Company is Making Survey to Bury Cable. Engineers representing the Bell Telephone Co. are making final surveys across Nevada preparatory to bury their transcontinental cable clear across the state as part of the national defense program.

The Fallon Eagle — May 3, 1941.

Rural Mail Box Week. An order from the second assistant postmaster general has been received at the local post office, designating the week beginning May 5, 1941 as “Rural Mail Box Improvement Week”. It is the desire of the Department to encourage patrons of the rural delivery service to provide entirely suitable mail receptacles and to erect them in such manner that they will be easily accessible to the carrier and present a neat appearance.

The Fallon Eagle — May 3, 1941.

Measles May Block Fresno Band Trip. Measles which this week sent many high school students into quarantine may cause abandonment of plans for the contemplated appearance of the Fallon High School band at the Fresno regional contest of musical groups.

The Fallon Standard — May 7, 1941.

50 Years Ago

VFW Brings Circus to Fallon. Long live the circus, peanuts and pink lemonade and “Sky King”. Nationally known TV star “Sky King” Kirby Grant will appear in Fallon at each performance. Tooting calliopes, cumbersome elephants and humping camels will take possession of the Fairgrounds as the Carson and Barnes Circus spreads its magic city of tents.

Fallon Eagle-Standard — May 3, 1966.

Plaque to Honor Mrs. Eva Briggs. A bronze plaque, purchased by the Hoe and Hum Garden Club, will honor the memory of Mrs. Eva Briggs. It will be placed in the rock facing the planter now under construction at the west entrance to Fallon.

Fallon Eagle-Standard — May 3, 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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