View from the Past
100 Years Ago
Local Young Lady Captures Burglar in Frisco: By rare presence of mind and quick action, Miss Carr Gardner trapped a burglar in her rooms at a Frisco hotel recently. She was just entering the room, which was occupied by herself and Miss Ruth Geissler, when she saw a man hastily enter the bathroom and close the door. She turned the key in the lock and proceeded to notify the clerk who secured an officer and placed the man under arrest. He had already packed up a number of gowns belonging to Miss Gardner and Miss Geissler and no doubt was about ready to depart when he was discovered.
–Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, June 15, 1918
75 Years Ago
Fallon Girls are Invited to Dance: The third of a series of informal dances for enlisted men of the Naval Barracks at the Ammunition Depot, Hawthorne, will take place on Saturday, June 19 at 8:30 p.m. The committee in charge of arrangements has issued a special invitation to the girls of Fallon to pool their transportation and come to Hawthorne in a group to take part in this gala affair. For those girls who accept the bid to dance with the boys in blue at their home base, there will be music by Bob Hamel’s orchestra, jitterbug, and other dance contests with valuable prizes and an abundance of refreshments.
–The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, June 19, 1943
50 Years Ago
Chris Ault P.E Teacher, Jr. High Coach: A University of Nevada football star was approved as an assistant football coach for Churchill County. Chris Ault, who starred as the University Wolf Pack’s quarterback for the past three years, was accepted to a position in Churchill County schools. Ault, of Reno, was appointed as E. C. Best Junior High School physical education instructor and assistant football coach.
–Fallon Eagle-Standard, Friday, June 14, 1968
A View from the Past … Stories from the Churchill County Museum Archives researched and compiled by Cathie Richardson, Churchill County Museum Assistant.