This week in History July 14th – July 20th

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July 14th 1906; Walter Barieu was set free from jail. Walter Barieu had been in prison for shooting Tom Logan. (Logan: The Honorable Life and Scandalous Death of a Western Lawman)

July 17th 1908; Rio Virgin Telephone Company named. Cottonwood poles not less than 13 feet and 3feet at the top end straight would be purchased for 10 cents. Laborers would recieve1.50 a day. (A River and a Road Dorothy Frehner)

July 1935; US Highway 91 opened to traffic through the valley. (Highway 91 would eventually be replaced by the I15 (Mesquite Flats Vincent C. Leavitt)

July 17th  1962;  The last atmospheric test detonation at the Nevada Test Site was “Little Feller I” of Operation Sunbeam.  (“Operation Storax”, Carey Sublette, NuclearWeaponArchive.org)

July 20 1969; Neil Armstrong walks on the moon. (www.nasa.gov)

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