View from the Past
100 years ago
For Sale: At a bargain, a four-room house in a good neighborhood with running water in house, newly papered lot, 50-by-110, frost-proof toilet in yard connected with sewage, electric lights, unencumbered. Price is $850 cash for quick sale. Phone 80×5.
For Sale: Homestead, 80 acres irrigable, 15 acres leveled, good pasture, two miles of fence, good two-room house and implements; $700. Inquire at “Eagle” office.
–Churchill County Eagle Saturday, 23 1918
75 years ago
Girl Singers Heard at Rotary: Three grammar school girls, under the direction of Mrs. H. E. Shierson of the Oats Park teaching staff, furnished delightful entertainment on a Rotary Club program prepared by M. H. Wallace for the regular luncheon meeting of the group here Tuesday. The young ladies of the vocal trio were Margaret Soares, Mary Lou Stiverson and Margaret Gill, who had been training with Mrs. Sheirson, who was their accompanist for two weeks. Sharing program committee duties with Mr. Wallace were Lem S. Allen, responsible for securing the musical feature, and Homer D. Bowers, who was responsible for the decorations which included flowers and patriotic streamers in keeping with the Washington’s birthday theme as planned. George E. McCracken, for many years a member of the club here and now a resident of Carson City, had been expected as the speaker of the day, but was unable to make the trip. It was announced during the meeting by Howard E. Haworth, song leader, that Miss Olive Fletcher of the high school faculty had accepted an invitation to become a permanent guest of the club and to serve the organization as a pianist. During the meeting it was decided a surplus, which has accumulated in the bond fund, will be used to defray half the cost of furnishing the A.W.V.S. recreation hall for servicemen with a jukebox, and a committee of Ira L. Kent, Art Challstrom and Hoe Harvis was manned to decide whether it is advisable to buy the jukebox outright or rent it. Group singing was let by Howard Howarth with Miss Fletcher at the piano.
–The Fallon Eagle Saturday, February 27, 1943
50 years ago
A&W Opens New Drive-In In Fallon: There has been much activity on Reno Highway, west, since the new A&W Root Beer opened last week. Hugh Hutchins, owner and operator of this new business, is a native Fallonite, graduating from Churchill County High School in 1953. He went into the Air Force for four years, during which time he met and married his wife, Kay, who is from Bay Town, Texas. When Mr. Hutchins returned to Fallon, he dairy farmed for five years; was a mechanic’s helper at the local airport for two years and had been with Southwest Gas for the past four-and-one-half years. The new eating establishment features the new “mama burgers, ““papa burgers,” “junior burgers,” and “baby burgers,” as well as a large assortment of sandwiches, soft drinks, etc. Mr. Hutchins has announced Jo Lee will be doing the cooking with the assistance of Scottie Montgomery. Carhops on the day shift are Darlene Rechel, Renee Brochini, Pam Wood, and Linda Cheek.
–The Fallon Eagle-Standard, Tuesday, February 27, 1968
A view from the past … Stories from the Churchill County Museum and Archives, researched and compiled by Brianna Silver, Churchill County Museum Assistant.