This Week In History August 20, 2015

August 22, 1918: Farewell party for Orval Abbott and Ralph Huntsman who were called to training camp  (WW1) August 23, 1904: Town dug first well. Struck water at 55 feet. August 13, 1955:  Marked the completion of the Mesquite Dam The Rio Vir … [Read more...]

This Week In History August 12, 2015

August 8, 1883: Lucius Peck was appointed as the first postmaster. He was also a school teacher and store keeper. The first school was in his living room of his home. August 1970: There are 7 dairies employing 35 families with a total of 1900 … [Read more...]

This Week In History August 7, 2015

August 5, 1887: Mail discontinued to Mesquite then in Lincoln County ( now Mesquite Clark County).For the  next ten years mail went through Bunkerville (from 1887-1897). August 11, 1918: A "Patriotic Assembly" was held to honor Howard Pulsipher, Fr … [Read more...]

This Week In History July 29, 2015

July 31, 1960: Lyman B. Abbott was acting Postmaster. July 1981: Mesquite used 8,111,000 gallons of water for the month. July 1985: Mesquite used 15,931,000gallons of water for the month. August 1909: 15 tons of raisins ruined because of r … [Read more...]

This Week In History July 23, 2015

July 24, 1882 - Men continue to repair canal from flood damage 12 men down with the chills leaving 9 available to continue the work. July 27, 1897- mail resumed to Mesquite with the establishment of a permanent post office. Carlos S Knight was t … [Read more...]

This Week in History July 16, 2015

July 19, 1909: Zilpha Guearo  became postmaster. The Post Office was situated in James E Hughes home . July 16, 1945: United States exploded its first experimental atomic bomb, in the desert of Alamogordo, NM. When testing came to Nevada residents … [Read more...]

This Week In History July 10, 2015

July 19, 1880: Mesquite Flat Post Office was established as part of Lincoln County and discontinued. August 5, 1887. First Postmaster was William H Branch. July 17, 1908: Telephone stockholder's meeting in held in Bunkerville. July 15, 1915: … [Read more...]

This Week In History July 2, 2015

July 4, 1881: Large community gathering for Independence Day. July 1929: 24 Cars counted in one hour. An estimated 369 cars had passed the Virgin Valley on the arrowhead trail for the month. July 1934: The Elward Theatre opened. The name of the … [Read more...]

This Week in History June 25, 2015

July 4, 1881: Large community gathering for Independence Day. July 1904: A flood came down the Virgin River bringing a lot of mud. July 1, 1984: First election for Mayor and City council held. July 1, 1995: Mesquite welcomes newest casino, Pl … [Read more...]

This Week in History June 17, 2015

June 28, 1882: Flood takes washes out the dam and irrigation canals in 58 places. June 27, 1908: Telephone committee formed. June 23, 1928: Bunkerville had a hail storm and flood. The hail stones were as large as hen's eggs. Because of the banks … [Read more...]