This Week In History Oct. 31, 2015

Oct.15, 1992: Tommy Leavitt resigns his post as District Three Councilman after 18 years of public service. He began his service when Mesquite still had a town board. Oct. 27, 1994: 5th grader, Justin Whipple, received a $50.00 United States S … [Read more...]

This Week In History Oct. 21, 2015

Oct. 1867: Brigham Young extends the call to 158 men to settle the Muddy Mission. Fall, 1877: William E Abbott writes "we moved into Southern Nevada, a distance of about 450 miles south and west of Ogden City." Oct. 1877: Construction of Grist M … [Read more...]

This Week in History – October 17, 2015

Oct. 20, 1877: Lemuel Leavitt's home in Bunkerville burned down. Oct.1880: Fire destroyed Luke Syphus's home causing an estimated $1300 worth of damage . Oct. 13, 1882:  A report to authorities in St. George indicated that some cotton was being … [Read more...]

This Week In History October 8, 2015

Oct. 1881: Brother Abbott brought his thresher to Mesquite and set it in the yard of Brother Burgess. He threshed 110 bushels of barley and returned home after dark. Oct.1906: Worst flood witnessed in 64 years by Albert Frehner. Oct 12, 1916: … [Read more...]

This Week In History Oct. 1, 2015

Oct 1867: Brigham Young extends the call to 158 men to settle the Muddy Mission. Oct 1877: Construction of Grist Mill and Cotton Gin begins.The mill was built in Bunkerville. Oct. 1918: School closed due to flu epidemic. Oct. 8, 1948: Jack W … [Read more...]

This Week In History Sept. 24, 2015

September 30, 1911: Big Flood down the river; washed out the dam and part of the ditch. Water did not return until December 6. September 25, 1920: Charles and Bertha Howe marry. They met in Germantown, Ohio and were married 5 weeks la … [Read more...]

This Week In History Sept. 18, 2015

September 20, 1891: Lucius Peck was the last remaining Mesquite resident of the first time Mesquite was settled. September 1929: Riverside bridge damaged after flooding. September 22, 1970: Jimmie Hughes passes away during the construction of … [Read more...]

This Week In History Sept. 10, 2015

September 10, 1916: First group of people leave LA for a round trip to SLC and back by car. September 15, 1952: The then new chapel (located on Mesquite Blvd) has since been demolished, was used for an organ recital by Mr. Frank Seitzi, rep … [Read more...]

This Week in History Sept. 4, 2015

September 1, 1911- Paul Miner becomes the first high school teacher in the Valley. September 6 1912-The Telephone line was completed ten miles into Desert north of Littlefield. Hubert Leavitt expects to say hello to central St. George by the 1st … [Read more...]

This Week in History August 26, 2015

1895: A small school was held in Charlie Hardy's House.Lorena Hardy was the teacher. August 1928: Wallace Berry lands his crippled airplane in Littlefield. First plane to land there. August 29, 1932: The highway between Riverside and … [Read more...]