View from the Past
100 Years Ago
Answer the Pessimist, Tell Him What Figure United States Cuts in the Affairs of the World: If some chronic pessimist comes around with the wail, “What ice are we going to cut in this war?” Just drive this at him with all the eloquence at your disposal: The United States covers less than 6 percent of the earth’s area and contains only about 6 percent of the population of the world. Official records show that the United States produces 76 percent of all the corn gown in the entire world; 70 percent of all the cotton; 72 percent of all the oil; 59 percent of all the copper; 43 percent of all the pig iron; 37 percent of all the coal; 35 percent of all the tobacco; 26 percent of all the silver; 24 percent of all the wheat; 21 percent of all the gold and contains more than 33 percent of all the wealth in the world.
–Churchill County Eagle, January 26, 1918
75 Years Ago
More than an Inch of Rain in Two Days: More than an inch of rainfall in two days, or approximately one-fifth of the average annual rainfall for this area, fell here Wednesday night, Thursday, and Thursday night. Records at the Newlands Experiment Farm show a precipitation for Jan. 20 and 21 of 1.07 inches, of which .05 of an inch fell on Wednesday and 1.02 inches on Thursday and Thursday night.
The Fallon Eagle, January 23, 1943
Fifty-Eight Knit Garments Sent by the Red Cross, Represented More than 1,000 Hours of Work by Women of this County: Fifty-eight knit garments, representing more than one thousand hours of work by women of Churchill County were turned over this week to the local Red Cross chapter. The garments included 36 sweaters, each of which required about 22 hours to make; 14 helmets, one of which is seldom made in less than 15 hours; four scarf caps, each of which took somebody 18 hours to complete; three pairs of gloves, and one scarf.
–The Fallon Eagle, January 23, 1943
50 Years Ago
Horse Club Enjoys Trail Ride Sunday: A Sunday morning trail ride was enjoyed by members of the Silver State All Breeds Horse Club. The group started from the Tommy Dennis home, but not until after several “spills” which was reported to resemble a rehearsal for “F-Troop.” The members enjoyed a wiener roast in the Soda Lake area early in the afternoon.
–Fallon Eagle-Standard, January 30, 1968
A View from the Past … Stories from the Churchill County Museum Archives researched and compiled by Cathie Richardson, Churchill County Museum Assistant.