View from the Past

100 Years Ago

Local Happenings. Miss Llewellah Price resumed teaching at Hazen last Monday. ●W. Flood will open his Rex Airdome this evening. Admission 10¢. ●Anyone wanting fresh ranch butter can obtain it by calling 201. In 1 or 2 pound rolls, 40¢ per pound ●Warden Dickerson of the state prison farm has purchased two fine Durham bulls from Churchill Creamery Inc., the delivery being made last week. ●The Fallon tennis team has accepted an invitation to go to Fairview on Labor Day to play the team at that place. A ball team from Fallon is also to go to Fairview for a game that day. ●It is announced that there will be a picnic at the Lofthouse grove ranch Labor Day. There will be foot races and games. The public is invited to attend and bring a lunch.

Churchill County Eagle — September 5, 1914.

Better Baby Contest. In announcing the winners of the ‘Better Baby Contest’, the committee desires to make the following statement: First we wish the public to know that owing to the lack of time and proper facilities, combined with the large number of babies entered; it was found impossible to take complete measurements. The results therefore, are only approximant, being based on those measurements it was found possible to take.

Churchill County Eagle —September 19, 1914.

75 Years Ago

This Oughta be Good. Little doubt that folks will come from miles around to see this — the absolute top feature of the Labor Day program at the Nevada State Fair Rodeo — a businessmen’s calf tying contest. Leading contenders in this event are Freddie Marsh, who will fly the colors of the Fallon Mercantile Co., George M. Smitten, entered for Union Oil Co. and Doc Anderson for the Esquire Club, according to the dope that’s going the rounds. Willie Lofthouse will wear the insignia of I. H. Kent Co., Kent E. Wallace, will represent Richfield Oil Co., Lee Birge, proxy for The Toggery, Don Hennen, tying for Texaco and Dick Dickenson, is the entry of the J. C. Penny Co. The boys don’t have to rope their own calves — there will be plenty of ropers on hand to do that — but they do have to tie them so they stay tied, and that will be worth watching.

The Fallon Eagle — September 2, 1939.

50 Years Ago

State Minimum Wage Set for Women. State Labor Commissioner, E. J. Combs, announced that the state minimum wage for female employees was increased to $1.15 per hour effective September 1, 1964.

Fallon Eagle-Standard — September 8, 1964.

Hunting Season Begins. September 19th will be a big day in Nevada as far as the hunting of upland and small game is concerned this fall.

Fallon Eagle-Standard — September 11, 1964.

From the Past….Stories from the Churchill County Museum Archives, researched and compiled by Cindy Loper, Churchill County Museum Assistant.


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