This Week in Local History July 7th –July 13th

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July 1891; No record of anyone living in Mesquite at this time. (Mesquite Flats A History of Virgin Valley Vincent L. Leavitt)

July 9th 1906; Walter Barieu Murder trial begins. Walter Barieu murdered Sheriff Tom Logan (Logandale is named for the Logan family.) Information found, “Logan: The honorable life and Scandalous death of a western lawman.” Jackie Boor.

July 1908; Church bell installed in Mesquite. No excuse for being late to gatherings. (Information found in River and a Road Dorothy Frehner Thurston.)

July 10th 1932; Floods damage highways, canals and property. (Information found in River and a Road Dorothy Frehner Thurston.)

July 10th 1936; The biggest flood to hit Bunkerville in years! Blew down two CCC Barracks and flooded the town in general. ( Mary H. Leavitt)

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