View from the Past
100 Years Ago
$10,000 In Currency Stolen from Mason Mail Pouch: One morning last week when the depot agent undertook to deliver the mail as usual one mail pouch was missing. When it became known a shipment of $10,000 in currency consigned to Mason Valley Bank Inc. was also missing things began to buzz in earnest. The missing mail pouch turned up the following day at Thompson; it dropped out of the bottom of a copper ore cart, at the crusher plant. The pouch had been ripped down one side. Letter packages and valuable mail remained undisturbed in the pouch, but the package of money, which contained $10,000 in old currency of small denominations, was gone. The money was shipped from the Reno National to the bank at Mason, for pay roll purposes; it was an insured package and the bank loses not a cent.
–Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, October 20, 1917
75 Years Ago
Increase in Pigs Urged in Nevada: With meat in as large supply as possible greatly needed in the war effort, L.E. Cline of the University of Nevada Agricultural Extension service this week urged Nevada farmers to take steps to produce all the pork they can. To increase pork flowing from Nevada farms to men in the armed services, for lend-lease purposes, and for the civilian population, three things are essential he said: Feeding hogs to heavier weights. Keeping them in health. Breeding to produce maximum numbers. Right now according to Cline, is time for the hog raisers of the state to get ready to produce the greatest number of pigs possible. “Sows produce two litters a year if bred at the right times, one in the spring and one in the fall, and unless plans are made for two litters maximum hog numbers cannot be achieved,” the extension economist said. “It is important to also have the litters of pigs farrowed at such a time that they will be ready for the market in six or eight months of age to bring the most advantageous prices,” Cline stated. “Sows bred near the date of November 17 will farrow near March 11. Pigs born at this time should be ready for market in September. The same sows bred again about June 1 farrowing in September should be ready for market in March or April. In order to save the maximum number of pigs, when twice a year farrowing is planned, the young pigs must be well protected during the spring and winter inclement weather.”
–The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, October 17, 1942
50 Years Ago
A&W Drive-In to be Built West of Town: Plans are going forward to on the new A&W Drive-In to be built on the Reno Highway just west of Fallon. Fill work has been started and Mr. High Hutchins, owner, has set January as an opening goal. A canopy parking area and electronic ordering will be featured in the Drive-In. It has been stressed that A&W Co. has a strong quality control program and that the food served will be of the finest quality. Mr. Hutchins is a native of Idaho but was raised in Churchill County.
–The Fallon Eagle-Standard, Saturday, October 20, 1967
A view from the past … Stories from the Churchill County Museum and Archives researched and compiled by Dawson Frost, Churchill County Museum Intern.