This week in history Dec. 4, 2014

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December 9 1911 a friendly match of baseball happened between the Mesquite Boys and Bunkerville Boys. December 8 1990 Mesquite Airport dedicated. … [Read more...]

This Week In History Nov. 20, 2014

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November 24th 1878 -Brother Hammond brought a thrashing machine to Bunkerville. November 25th 1877 -Special meeting called to discuss the feelings of Edward Leavitt and others of how things were being used in the order. November 1877 Myron Alma … [Read more...]

This Week In History Nov. 13, 2014

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November 17th 1900 Edward Bunker Sr. passes away in Mexico. November 19th 1919 Zion National Monument changed to Zion National Park. … [Read more...]

This Week In History Nov. 6, 2014

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November 1878- Bunkerville Voting precinct established. November 11 1897; The Mesquite Branch of the Relief Society was organized. (The women's organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) November 11, 1918 was set as … [Read more...]

This Week In History Oct. 30, 2014

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October 31st 1864; Nevada officially becomes a state. Nevada day became a holiday in 1933. November 1882 only ten families reside on Mesquite Flats (Now Mesquite) November 1914 Virgin Valley High School beats Overton. Winning the silver … [Read more...]

This Week In History Oct. 24

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October 23rd to October 29th October, 1877- Construction of Grist Mill and Coton Gin begins. October, 1906- Worst flood witnessed in 64 years. -Albert Frehner. October, 29, 1912- Another flood---"This one broke the camel's back" Ira Earl. … [Read more...]

This week in history, Oct. 17

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October 1867- Brigham Young extends the call to 158 men to settle the Muddy Mission (This area included the Virgin Valley, Moapa, Logandale and Overton) October 1911- Willam E. Woodbury of St. George introduces "Hoops" (Basketball) to the … [Read more...]

This week in history October 9-15

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October, 1877- Bunkerville settlers produced 400 bushels of wheat, 700 gallons of molasses, 1940 pounds of cotton; also grew corn, squash and vegetables. October, 1881- Early settler Luke Syphus lumber home burned to the ground costing the family … [Read more...]

This week in history Sept. 30 – Oct. 8

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October 1881 - Cotton grown successfully on Mesquite Flats. (Now Mesquite) September 29th 1882 John Waite of Bunkerville died because of a rattlesnake bite. September 30th, 1911 Big flood down the river today. It washed out the dam and part of … [Read more...]

This week in history Sept. 25, 2014

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September 1944 -There were 5 births at the Old Rock Hospital. (Now the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum). September 20th, 1891- Lucius Peck passes away at the home of Edward Bunker Jr.’s home. (Peck and his wife had continued to live in Mesquite even … [Read more...]