This Week In History March 26, 2015

March 26, 1953 Dr. Jonas Salk from the University of Pittsburgh announces Polio vaccine. March 27, 1939 March Madness in born. April 1904 Bunkerville dug town well struck water at 55 feet. … [Read more...]

This Week In History March 19, 2015

March 17 1885 Stephen Abbott, Dudley Leavitt, Alonzo Abbott, Albert Frehner and William E. Abbott left the valley to haul salt. March 18 1921 Bridge Day. Bridge spanning the virgin river connecting Mesquite and Bunkerville opens. March 1931 - … [Read more...]

This Week In History March 12, 2015

March of 1894: settlers begin to work on the settlement of Mesquite Flats. March 17 1885: Stephen Abbott, Dudley Leavitt, Alonzo Abbott, Albert Frehner and William E. Abbott left the valley to haul salt. March 1916: Virgin Valley wins state … [Read more...]

This Week In History March 5, 2015

March, 5, 1914; A telephone line will soon go through to Moapa. March, 1880; Post office named -First spelled Mesquit; changed to Mesquite in 1897. March, 1914; Lost 17 colonies of Bees in the big flood of March Ira Earl. … [Read more...]

This Week in History Feb. 27, 2015

February 28 1868; Beaver Dam Settlement abandoned. March 2 1938; Big flood came down the river and took out the ditch and dam. March 1944; Rock hospital opens. (Now Virgin Valley Heritage Museum) … [Read more...]

This Week In History Feb. 18, 2015

February, 18, 1885 Twain publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn February, 19, 1847 Donner Party rescued February, 23, 1929 -Relief Society House dedicated for use. (21 North Willow Street) … [Read more...]

This Week In History Feb. 12, 2015

February 17 1902; Edwin Jones spoke at church  "We should not allow our children out at night around campfires. There is no good in it." February 1917; Road Day, clearing and scraping of the arrowhead trail. (Parts of the I15 now follows where the … [Read more...]

This Week in History Feb. 5, 2015

February 5 1909 Virgin Valley becomes part of Clark County. February 11 1911 Heber Hardy installed the telephone in his home-- there is talk of putting a line through Moapa to St. George. February 8 1932 Big flood came into the Valley weakened … [Read more...]

This Week in History Jan. 29, 2015

January 29 1909 Johnny Jensen of Mesquite beat Tommy Leavitt of Bunkerville at the 100 yard dash. February of 1912 Joseph Reber had a force of men working on a road from the state line of Utah to the state line of Nevada. February 1914 Big … [Read more...]

This Week in History Jan. 22, 2015

January 22nd 1877 four foot wide canal finished for irrigation use. January 26th 1877 irrigation begins in Bunkerville. January 1898 town changes name from Mesquite Flats to Mesquite. … [Read more...]