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100 Years Ago

Fountain and Traffic Tower. At the meeting of the council permission was asked by the Draper Self Culture Club to erect a fountain and traffic tower at the intersection of Maine Street and Williams Avenue. They asked that the city furnish water free of charge and supply free light to the tower. After carefully considering the matter, the council by a unanimous vote granted permission. It is only a question of time when some serious accident happens at the corner referred to above, as so many autos whirl rapidly to the left around that corner.

Churchill County Eagle — May 9, 1914.

Advice. Don’t train exclusively with your own crowd. Give yourself a chance to grow wise by dwelling part of the time with afflicted people who do not think as you do. They will give you useful changes of thought, so that you won’t get tired of yourself so soon.

Churchill County Eagle — May 9, 1914.

Schoolboy Wanted. For steady, summer, part-time easy work. Must be bright, neatly dressed and under 14 years of age. Give references and mention day and hour when parents will come with boy for interview. Good pay and splendid training. Write to Box K, Eagle Office.

Churchill County Eagle — May 30, 1914.

75 Years Ago

Gunplay at Camp Newlands Lands Two in County Jail. Gunplay and too much fistic prowess cost two enrollees at Camp Newlands their liberty this week, according to officers, who now have the lads locked up with a felony action against them. The Fallon Eagle — May 6, 1939.

Judge Guild Makes an Interesting Suggestion. Judge Clark J. Guild, whose friendship and sympathy with boys in trouble is too well known to call for comment, has recently been compelled under the law to sentence four CCC boys, two of them to state prison in Carson City and two of them to the state industrial school in Elko. The fatherly talks he has given these boys in connection with the unpleasant duty which fell to his lot, could have been heard with profit by many more young chaps, both inside and outside CCC camps—and the fact that these particular boys happened to be enrollees is no reflection upon the CCC service or upon the enrollee personnel.

The Fallon Eagle — May 13, 1939.

50 Years Ago

Lamp Lighting Ceremony. Southwest Gas Corporation will officially start service of natural gas to Fallon, May 15, when a lamp lighting ceremony will take place on the lawn of City Hall at 8 p. m. District Agent Freeman Morgan said all Fallon residents are invited to attend the open house. Morgan reports that Fallon residents are receiving the new energy with enthusiasm and connections are being made at a rapid pace. “Although most of the nation cooks with gas, whenever natural gas is introduced to an area for the first time, we must consider how to convert residences economically to natural gas,” he said.

Fallon Eagle Standard — May 5, 1964.

Candy Sale Begins. The candy sale begins Saturday, May 9th and ends Saturday May 16th. Proceeds will help Fallon baseball leagues, Farm League, Little League and Babe Ruth League.

Fallon Eagle Standard — May 8, 1964.

From the Past….Stories from the Churchill County Museum Archives, researched and compiled by Cindy Loper, Churchill County Museum Assistant.