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100 Years Ago

Muddy Roads Cause Trouble to Stages. The snow and rain of Sunday night left the stage and freighting roads in very bad condition. C. L. Benadum, proprietor of the Wonder-Fallon-Fairview line, stated Monday evening that the roads were of any time the past winter. The big auto truck was not taken out Monday and Tuesday mornings as usual, but a high power passenger machine took out the mail.

March 6, 1915 — Churchill County Eagle.

New Law that Affects Fallon. Assembly bill no. 75 which passed both houses and has been signed by the governor refers to cities of the first, second and third class. Fallon according to her population comes under the third class. The bill provides that the cities of the third class a mayor and three councilmen shall be elected. The mayor by and with the consent of the city council, may appoint any and all of such officers as may be deemed expedient.

March 13, 1915 — Churchill County Eagle.

75 Years Ago

Five Made U. S. Citizens Yesterday. Five were made citizens yesterday during the regular session of the District Court by Judge Clark J. Guild. The five who were examined by William J. Kane, naturalization and immigration inspector of Reno were Ed Aquirre, Mario Bonuccelli, Lowell Coleman Shaw, Peter Achurra and Mathilda McGill.

The Fallon Standard — March 13, 1940.

Abandonment of CCC Camp Here Protested. Letters and telegrams of protest against the proposed abandonment of Camp Newlands have been sent this week to Nevada Delegation at Washington by the TCID and by local organizations and individuals who see in the plan a distinct loss to the project where much excellent work has been accomplished by CCC enrollees by both local camps.

The Fallon Eagle — March 12, 1940.

50 Years Ago

Big Doings at the Guilded Cage’ Saloon. The committees for the Churchill County CowBelles are making final preparations for their annual Western Hoedown for members and their guests. It will be held at the Guilded Cage Saloon, more commonly known as The Sheckler School. The evening’s activities will begin with a potluck supper, followed by a fun filled evening of dancing to the music of Two Jacks and a Jill.

Fallon Eagle Standard — March 9, 1965.

Girl Scouting in Fallon. Girl scouting is a wonderful opportunity for all girls 7 to 18 to have fun and learn to become useful young ladies and potential leaders. In Fallon, there are 177 girls and 36 adults registered in the Girl Scout ranks. The number is growing constantly.

Fallon Eagle Standard — March 9, 1965.

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