View from the Past

100 years ago

Little Hustler Ads — City Taxi Stand at Woodliff’s confectionary, phone 1082. Residence phone 56×2. Country trips a specialty. C. I. Graves. Lot — 45×145 with three-room house, $375. See Heady. Board and Rooms, with home cooking. Mrs. Alice Simmons, Broadway, east of Temple Theatre. Phone 744. Six Room House, three lots, garden, chicken house, plenty of shade. Phone 438. Wanted to Trade a lot for a car or will trade mares. F. A. Melendy. Cheap Horses for Sale or will take cow. W. J. White. Phone 567. 200 Fall Turkeys. Good healthy stock. Call 80×2. House for Rent with plumbing. E. P. Osgood. Phone 13. Ford Touring Car, 1916 model, in good running condition, $200, Inquire at the Fallon Garage.

Churchill County Eagle, Aug. 4, 1917.

Dance a Big Success — The dance in the Soda Lake District, given under the direction of Miss Helen Bowler for the benefit of the Churchill County Red Cross Society, was an unqualified success. Not only was there a large crowd in attendance but it was a well satisfied crowd for the entertainment was fully up to the expatiations,

Churchill County Eagle, August 4, 1917.

75 years ago

Club Camp — The Eagle is glad to note that the annual 4-H Club Camp at Lake Tahoe will be held this year as usual, in spite of war conditions, which has made it seem advisable to curtail many regular activities. The work done by the extension service with the rural boys and girls of this state is highly important, justifying all of the expense and effort that goes into it.

The Fallon Eagle, Aug. 1, 1942.

As in Rubber — This State Leads Scrap Metals Campaign. Figures compiled by the state salvage office in Carson City showed that Nevada had shipped to war industries some 12,500 tons of scrap iron and steel during the first six months of 1942.

The Fallon Eagle, Aug. 1, 1942.

50 years ago

Marriage Trend in County Shows Decrease During Year — June was not necessarily the month for brides in Churchill County this year nor was July. In fact, the marriage trend for 1967 was down from last year. No particular trend was noted in marriage ages, although 1966 ages ranged from 16 to 80 while 1967 ages ranged from 16 to 69.

Fallon Eagle-Standard — August 4, 1967.

Contributions Still Coming In — Seventy-seven pledges to the cemetery project have been received thus far. Only five new contributors were noted this week. Only five new contributors were noted in the past week, after the larger number of 16 contributions were received week before last. Are you willing to buy one yard of road pavement for the cemetery? Two dollars and 50 cents will buy one yard. The project is to pave the main access road to the Fallon Cemetery.

Fallon Eagle-Standard — August 4, 1967.

A View From the Past….Stories from the Churchill County Museum Archives, researched and compiled by Brianna Schwab, Churchill County Museum assistant.


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