A View from the Past for Jan. 23, 2019
100 Years Ago
Drug Stores May Sell Whiskey, Gin. That drug stores may carry whiskey and other intoxicants for use in prescriptions under the dry law is the opinion of Attorney General Fowler. In a letter to the district attorney of Washoe County he says: “Section 4 of said act affirmatively allows druggists to use all intoxicating liquors named in the United States pharmacopoeia. Whiskey, brandy, gin and other intoxicating liquors are listed therein. Therefore, the use of such liquors in the manner permitted in said section of the prohibition act is lawful.”
Churchill County Eagle – Saturday, January 25, 1919
75 Years Ago
State Police Clamps Down on Drivers’ Licenses. Young Boy Cited. The state police is now giving extra attention to drivers’ licenses and is making things uncomfortable for those who have had their licenses revoked to go to another county to take out another license. A recent local case is that of a 12-year-old boy who passed State Policeman Moody at the edge of town driving at a high rate of speed. He turned the corner just east of town at 50 mph, it was said. Moody chased him south along the highway at a higher rate of speed to see the lad’s head bobbing up occasionally above the back of the seat. The little fellow said his mother sent him to town for a loaf of bread. The boy had the bread with him. He was given a ticket asking him to appear before the police judge in company with his mother. Reckless driving, against which there is a state law, is a charge that can be made by state policemen along the highways out of town.
The Fallon Standard – Wednesday, January 26, 1944
50 Years Ago
Wonder May Live Again; Company To Reopen Mine. The attempt by the Phoenix American Silver Mining Corp., Ltd., to open mining properties in Wonder created interest among the Churchill County commissioners this past week when they received a letter from the corporation requesting the county to do something about the road to Wonder. The letter indicated that work in Wonder would commence shortly after Feb. 1. A foreman and three men would be employed for the purpose of making the shaft safe, cleaning debris, and making the determination of size of old and new ore bodies. A half a million dollars will be expended during 1969 in order that by 1970 the corporation can set up a complete milling facility capable of handling 350 tons of ore per day.
Fallon Eagle-Standard – Tuesday, January 21, 1969
A View from the Past … Stories from the Churchill County Museum Archives researched and compiled by Cathie Richardson, Churchill County Museum assistant.