This week in history May 17-23

May 18, 1918, Littlefield: Misses Ella and Zona Reber went to Mesquite to attend the wedding reception of Mr. and Mrs. Hyrum E Leavitt. A very good time was had by all.

May 20, 1909: Our telephone line reached Littlefield — We can now say Hello for .20 cents.

May 20, 1915: The water is in the ditch (irrigation ditch) after a very hard time with the dam, being unable to rest Sunday the women took dinner and went to the dam and had a fine time. The river has been really bad until the last few days.

May 20, 1917, Littlefield: Some of the young people went to Mesquite to attend the dance given in honor of the old folk’s day.

May 23, 1918: Marriage license has been issued by the county clerk as follows. May 20, to Robert E Reber of Littlefield, Ariz. and Mabel Vinda Waite of Bunkerville, NV married in the St George Temple.

May 25, 1916: Head line in the Washington County News “Cactus Kate II and Pilots Leave Salt Lake” (Cactus Kate II was the car’s name) C. H. Bigelow and his party were about to start their return trip on the new Arrowhead Highway; Predecessor of Highway 91. Mr. Bigelow proposed that the road follow the paved highway in Southern California as far as Cajun Pass, where it will cross the Sierra Madres. It will then run to Las Vegas by one of three routes under consideration. From Las Vegas it will go through St Thomas and then to Bunkerville. It will enter Utah by way of St George and come to north Salt Lake through Parowan, Cedar City, Beaver and Nephi.

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