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...]

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...]