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...]

This Week in History April 30, 2015

April, 1914: Automobile road was within four miles of Bunkerville. April, 1919: The unincorporated town of Mesquite formed. May, 1922: VVHS Class Motto "Push, Pull or get out of the way." … [Read more...]

This Week In History April 23, 2015

April 16, 1909: Rio Virgin Telephone Company/Telegraph Company now has wire enough to connect Bunkerville, Mesquite and Littlefield. April 30, 1949: Special meeting of Mesquite Farmstead Water Association. Motion made by Orval Abbott to give … [Read more...]

This Week In History April 9, 2015

April 1877 - The settlers were discussing a suitable place for a town and decided on the location that is now Bunkerville. April 1904 - Bunkerville dug town well struck water at 55 feet. April 16 1909 - Rio Virgin Telephone Company/Telegraph … [Read more...]

This Week in History April 2, 2015

1882  Martha Cox arrives in Panaca ,she would later become the school teacher in Virgin Valley. 1904  Bunkerville dug a town well and reached water at 55 feet. 1916  Virgin Valley wins State Basketball Championship. 1945  U.S. forces invade O … [Read more...]