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...]

This Week in History June 10, 2015

June 17, 1910: Levi Hancock a local resident brought the first motorcycle to town. June 1917: Army completes speed test on the arrowhead trail, looking for quick routes to send classified information. June 1931: Graduating class of 1931 had 21 … [Read more...]

This Week in History June 3, 2015

June 12, 1984: Mel F. Thaanum named new manager of Mesquite. Population at the time was 1,200. June 1987: Election results: Voter turn out was 87.7% of those eligible to vote. For Mayor: Jimmie Hughes 208 votes, 59.8% of the vote. Ken Jensen 99 … [Read more...]

This Week In History May 28, 2015

June 1877: Planted sugar cane. May 1882: At the end of May there were 71 people living in Mesquite by November the number had dropped to 46. June 1882: The June flood broke the 7 1/2 miles of irrigation canal in 58 different places. June 192 … [Read more...]

This Week In History May 21, 2015

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 … [Read more...]

This Week in History May 14, 2015

May 31, 1882: 15 families and a total of 71 inhabitants live on the flat (Now Mesquite). May 23, 1991: Virgin Valley Museum was placed on the Register of Historic Places. May 11, 1984: The Eighth Judicial Court of Nevada decreed Mesquite become … [Read more...]

This Week in History May 6, 2015

May 25, 1908: The telephone line reached Bunkerville. May 28, 1909: Our telephone reached Littlefield. Calls cost 20 cents. May 14, 1914: J. Lewis Pulsipher and William Woodbury had phones put in their homes. May 1948: Local residents learn t … [Read more...]