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View from the Past

100 years ago

A Sugar Beet Meeting: A meeting has been called at the courthouse at 2:30 this afternoon when it is expected final action will be taken on the all-important question as to whether the sugar factory will run or not. President Merrill Nibley and Agriculturalist Mark Austin will be present and the exact situation will be placed before the farmers. It appears the proposition is squarely up to the farmers as to whether they can plant sufficient acreage to justify the running of the factory another year.

–Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, February 16 1918

75 years ago

Golden Gloves Boxing Tourney Dates are Fixed: The Nevada State Golden Gloves Tournament will be held this year March 2, 3 and 4 at Tony’s El Patio Ballroom. There will be two divisions in the tournament: senior class and novice class. Sixteen trophies will be presented to division winners by the tournament committee. In addition, businessmen of Reno will donate prizes for the most popular fighter, fastest fighter, quickest knockout, toughest fighter, team championship, etc. Last year more than 35 prizes were given by the Tournament Committee and business houses. This year, because of the many servicemen competing, that many or more probably will be distributed. Many of these prizes will be announced within the next few days. Teams who have indicated they will enter contestants are Reno, Stewart, Lemmon Valley, Sierra Ordnance, Hawthorn Marines and Hawthorne Sailors, Tonopah Gunnery School and Anti-Air Craft of Camp Idlewild. This year’s Golden Gloves is expected to be the most colorful in Nevada’s fight history. It will be Marines vs. Sailors vs. Soldiers vs. Civilians.

–The Fallon Eagle, Saturday, February 20 1943

50 years ago

Bull Given to College By Ranch: “FWT Bar 034,” a purebred Charolaise bull valued at $5,000, was recently given as a gift to the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture, University of Nevada. Donor of the fine animal was Mrs. Francis Taylor, owner of the Warm Springs Ranch in Moapa Valley, some 60 miles north of Las Vegas in Clark County. Mrs. Taylor raises purebred Charolaise and Brahma cattle on the ranch. “The college very much appreciated the gift,” said Dr. Dale E. Bohmont, dean and director of the college. “And the animal will be an important addition to some of the work being done in our Animal Science Division.” Dr. Verle R. Bohman, chairman of the Animal Science Division at the college, said the bull is being housed at the Main Station Agricultural Experimental Farm in Reno. It will be used, according to Dr. Bohman, for animal crossbreeding studies at the farm. Prior to obtaining the Charolaise, the university herd consisted entirely of Herefords. The bull was transported from the Southern Nevada ranch by Dr. Bohman, who hauled him to Reno in a trailer. Charolaise are beef type cattle originally developed in France. The animals are thick and muscular with white, creamy, or wheat-colored coats.

–The Fallon Eagle-Standard, Friday February 23, 1968

A view from the past … Stories from the Churchill County Museum and Archives, researched and compiled by Brianna Silver, Churchill County Museum Assistant.