View from the Past

100 Years Ago

The cleanest coal in the world…when you shovel Rock Springs Coal into your stove or furnace you know that those glossy black chunks will soon burn into red-hot coals, which will make your home warm, cheery and comfortable. Rock Springs produces intense heat. It is free from soot and smoke.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, October 14, 1916

Miss Maud Younger gave an enthusiastic address at the Rex Theatre last Saturday evening. She comes as a representative of the Women’s Party whose mission it is to aid the defeat of the Wilson administration because it has been opposing suffrage. Her arguments are convincing because she has the facts on her side. She held the closest attention of her audience, in the fearful blows she dealt to the Democratic administration, turning to the record of official acts to prove her statements.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, October 14, 1916

75 Years Ago

With fifty members who now have instruments, and others getting them, Fallon high school now boasts the largest band it has ever had. The band will make its second public appearance Friday afternoon when the Nevada State Bar Association will present a flag to Churchill county…The 1941 Lahontan, yearbook published by the Churchill county high school and last year printed by The Fallon Eagle, received first class rating by the National Scholastic Press Association of the University of Minnesota

The Fallon Standard, Wednesday, October 8, 1941

What’s your hobby? Pursuance of what might be called a hobby during the past summer will be a source of enjoyment and beauty for many years. This was gathering Nevada rocks by Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Weede for the fireplace of their new home on Allen Street. Neighbors and friends feel a personal interest in the fireplace by the pieces contributed. All are native rocks except one. There are crystals from the Summit King mine, green from the Ludwick mine near Yerington, pink from the old Merrimac mill, onyx from near the bat caves out by Wild Horse Casey’s, petrified wood from an ancient forest near Rawhide, green crystals from the Ira I. Kent mine east of Stillwater and a very lovely crystal rock presented by Frank Hough and others from Lahontan and Derby.

The Fallon Standard, Wednesday, October 8, 1941

50 Years Ago

Between 30 and 50 technicians and their families are expected to arrive between November 1 and 15 to work on the new “Warfare Range” project, whose construction and location are now in the planning stage at the Naval Air Auxiliary Station. Commander F.H. Baxter, Executive Officer at NAAS, said that there is no housing available at the base, and that the navy would have to rely on the community to provide suitable housing accommodations for the new families, who will contribute heavily to the economy of the community.

Fallon Eagle- Standard, Friday, October 7, 1966

A View From The Past…stories from the Churchill County Museum & Archives, researched and compiled by Margo Weldy, Churchill County Museum Assistant.


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