View from the Past: Jack Rabbits $2.75 a Dozen 100 years ago
100 Years Ago
Jack Rabbits $2.75 a Dozen: A circular from San Francisco commission house offers for sale Nevada rabbits which are proving popular diet on the coast for a wholesale price of $2.75 per dozen, says the Tonopah correspondent of the Reno Gazette.
–The Churchill County Eagle Saturday, December 29, 1917
75 years ago
Farmers Warned to be on the Alert from Hog Diseases: Nevada hog raisers were warned this week by Dr. Edward Records, of the department of veterinary science of the University of Nevada, to be on the alert for swine erysipelas in their herds. While the disease has not yet been definitely diagnosed in Nevada hogs, or even seriously suspected, Records pointed out that it exists in neighboring states. In Utah, it is reported the disease has already caused some loss of hogs, sheep and turkeys. The type of the disease occurring in sheep has already been found several times in Nevada, Records said, and hogs should be kept away from corrals or bed grounds used by sheep. Most ancient disease of swine erysipelas is now spreading so rapidly in U.S. farming areas that it may outrank cholera as a killer of farm animals, according to Records. Symptoms include unwillingness of the hogs to move from their bedding, shortness of breath, enlargement of the joints and sometimes diamond shaped patches on the skin. Dr. G.T. Woodward, Fallon veterinarian, said Wednesday that to the best of his knowledge the disease has not so far made its appearance on this project. He added, however, that all producers of hogs should be constantly on the alert since, as this area becomes a swine producing area, it may expect to fall heir to many of the troubles which have beset the middle west, long a hog growing region.
–The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, December 26, 1942
50 years ago
Petroglyphs on Display: Indian writings on three huge rocks will attract the eye of visitors to the Churchill County Museum site. The large rocks were placed in front the museum building on South Maine on Thursday after being moved from Grimes Point. All three rocks contain reminders of Indian lore. One rock is a “medicine rock.” It contains many small holes carved slowly over times as the Indians mixed their herbs to make the medicines of the day, which was probably at least 20,000 years ago. Another rock has as its feature, a picture of a hunter probably carrying a deer. The third rock has Indian hieroglyphics. The addition to the exterior of the museum were moved from Grimes Point, about ten miles from Fallon, after permission was given to the local museum board by the Bureau of Land Management. A.D. Drumm Jr. volunteered his equipment to move the rocks. Volunteering their time were Jack Beach, Melvin Vasquez, William Saxon, Chip Montrose and Joe Salaegui.
–The Fallon Eagle Standard, Friday, December 29th
A view from the past … Stories from the Churchill County Museum and Archives researched and compiled by Dawson Frost, Churchill County Museum Intern.