This Week in Local History July 27 – August 2

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July 31st 1909 – U.S. President William Howard Taft’s proclamation created Mukuntuweap National Monument. In 1917 new park director suggests name change to Zion.

July 1914- Aschel Barnum falls in school cistern. (cistern was used to hold water from the river)

July 1915- Men in town from Moapa were tracking men who robbed a store.

August 1923- Swimming pool by the high school in Bunkerville completed.

August 1929- Dam under construction gave way due to flood. Ruined crops, canals, cellars and homes. Company refused to reimburse for damages.

 

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