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...]

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...]