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100 Years Ago

Experiment Farm Work – Superintendent F.B. Headley Has Prepared Interesting Report on Crops – U.S. Department of Agriculture Publishes Bulletin on Truckee-Carson Project Treating on Weather, Crops and Other Matters. It has been the practice of the experiment farm during the past four years to grow large numbers of certain trees and shrubs for distribution to the people residing within the limits of the project. The school boards of the project especially are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to secure desirable trees and shrubs for the ornamentation of their school grounds.

Churchill County Eagle, September 4, 1916

75 Years Ago

Fair Attendance Beats Record – Greater Interest Seen in Exhibits; Crowds larger – Displays This Year Are Superior, Say Visitors; Washoe Wins First Prize. A larger attendance than ever before and better quality exhibits featured in the 1941 Nevada state fair, according to C.J. Thornton of Reno, state fair manager for a good many years…. Churchill’s booth although receiving only a fourth place was attractive. The name Churchill was made from all the products grown here. Ribbons were used to bring out the idea that all these products were used to feed boys and girls of the county and the livestock.

Fallon Standard, Wednesday September 3, 1941

50 Years Ago

AARP Discusses Retirement Home Here. The American Association of Retired Persons met Sunday at the fireside room of the Epworth Methodist Church. The group discussed a project of visiting the old folks home, the hospitals, and those who are unable to leave home.

Fallon Eagle-Standard — September 2, 1966

Public Invited to Indian Dance and Barbecue. Indian dancing and barbecue will be a part of the activities at the Fallon reservation community hall. A public barbecue is scheduled for 1 p. m. this Saturday and Indian dancing will be featured that evening.

Fallon Eagle-Standard — September 2, 1966.

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