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VIEW FROM THE PAST

100 Years Ago

Local Happenings. By a mistake of the operator sign was thrown on the screen at the Rex at the close of the first show Christmas night and the house emptied. It was the intention to give a double show and the management deeply regrets the unfortunate incident.

It is expected that the city officials will move into the new city hall on Carson Street within the next few days.

Mr. Stratford of Broken Hills was a guest at the Overland this week. He made numerous shipments of ore from that camp the past summer. Jud Terrell was in town this week from the camp that bears his name and reports very favorable conditions among the leasers and those engaged in developing the camp.

Velma Markwell and Nola and Nellie Wrightman, the latter daughters of F. M. Wrightman, are home for the holiday vacation from attending a private school in Salt Lake City. The entertainment given the past week at Rex Theatre by the pupils of the public school was highly successful and reflects credit upon both pupils and teachers. A net sum of $90 was realized for purchasing equipment for the recreation ground.

Churchill County Eagle — November 27, 1913.

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The Sugar Beet Masquerade Ball. The Sugar Beet Masquerade ball of last Saturday was one of the biggest jollifications of the year, had the largest number present and the longest dance given this season. The costumes were fine — worthy of more prizes than the management had arranged for.

Churchill County Eagle — November 22, 1913.

75 Years Ago

News About Your Neighbors. Alan Bible, deputy attorney general, is here from Carson City to spend a few days vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bible.

The rummage sale conducted this week at the Indian Mission east of Fallon was reported a fine success. During the dance at Stillwater last Saturday night the five articles given away by Mrs. E. A. LeBeau were awarded to Mrs. Thomas Dolf, Oliver Thomas, I. N. Stuart, Mrs. J. F. Bowman, and George Forbes. ●

Mrs. John Frost from Montana has been visiting Miss Hannah Wiggman at the Indian Mission east of Fallon and is to return to Reno today to visit with her daughter who teaches there. She will return to Fallon to spend the holidays with Miss Wiggman. During her stay at the Mission Mrs. Frost was a guest at the W. W. G. dinner. She prepared the dinner with the assistance of Mrs. Weeks and her daughter Miss Martha Weeks.

The Fallon Eagle — November 26, 1938.

Doubts Need for Killing Doe. There is serious doubt that the deer population of Nevada is sufficiently numerous, concentrated or faced with the problem of inadequate sustenance to warrant the killing of does. Some eastern states where the number of deer have increased tremendously, open season on does was definitely justified by reason of the large increase, shortage of food and distinct economic advantage to many farmers. Not such conditions exist in Nevada.

The Fallon Eagle — November 26, 1938.

50 Years Ago

Industrial Future of Fallon Good. The Fallon Rotary Club was told at their luncheon Tuesday that Fallon is a good location for light industry. Many companies are looking for small towns with a steady labor force. Fallon is also a good spot because of the transcontinental highways railroad facilities.

The Fallon Eagle — November 26, 1938.

Unemployment in Fallon Increasing. The average number of Churchill County residents collecting unemployment benefits week increased from 29 to33 during September.

The Fallon Eagle — November 26, 1938.

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