This Week In History May 21, 2015

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1895: Land sold for $1.25 an acre with 25c down payment.

May 15, 1939: The power line from Boulder Canyon Dam Project was completed. This meant instead of kerosene lamps homes now had electric light and more importantly preserving food was no longer a problem because food could now be refrigerated.

1924: Second schoolhouse in Littlefield was built of cement block. The original schoolhouse was sold to Robert Reber for a home.

1960: Television came to the valley.  As a result, the El Ward Theater closed.

May 23, 1992: Time Capsule at the Museum opened by the Mayor Bill Lee  enclosed a sheaf of paper containing the history of Mesquite written by Edith Knight from conception to the early 1940.

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