This Week in History Jan. 29, 2015

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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

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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...]

This Week In History Jan. 16, 2015

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January 21 1951 Atomic Testing begins in Nevada. January 1933 Riverside Bridge open again after flooding. January 20 1981 Iran Hostage Crisis ends. January 21st 1977 President Carter Pardons draft dodgers. … [Read more...]

This Week In History Jan. 8, 2015

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January 10 1909 Another flood washed our alfalfa away -Sarah Burgess Hughes January 11 1913 coldest weather ever; river froze over. January 1921 first airplane passed over Littlefield … [Read more...]

This Week In History Jan. 2, 2015

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January 1, 1877- Edward Bunker Sr. and company leave Santa Clara to begin a new settlement mesquite flats January 6, 1877- Group arrived at Mesquite Flats January 7, 1877 - First church service held. January 8, 1877- Work begins on … [Read more...]

This Week In History Dec. 24, 2014

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December 25th 1877; Heavy drizzling rain. Christmas Dance moved to New Year's Eve. December 31st 1877; A dance floor was built out of rough pine planks. The walls were made of canvas with one side open a huge bonfire was built. Accordion was … [Read more...]

This Week in History, Dec. 19, 2014

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Dec 23 1867: huge flood hits beaver dam settlement. December 18 1928:  A meeting is held to organize funds to build the relief society house. (located on 21 North Willow Street.) … [Read more...]

This Week in History Dec. 11, 2014

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December 1913 Virgin Valley High School Basketball team beats Las Vegas, Winning the silver championship cup for the first time. (On display at the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum) December 14 1973 I-15 pass officially opens through the Virgin River … [Read more...]

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...]