This Week in Local History August 24th to August 30th

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August 1910 Telephone line being put in between Mesquite and St. George. The telephone company would eventually become the Rio Virgin Telephone company. August 1913 Bunkerville High School under construction. 1939- Electricity arrives in the … [Read more...]

This Week in Local History, August 17 – 23

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This Week in Local History August 17th - 23rd August 21st 1877  Orange Leavitt took Dudley Leavitt to Santa Clara for medical help. Extreme weather caused men to become sick with fever and chills. August 1879 Cotton harvest in Bunkerville … [Read more...]

This Week in Local History August 10th – 16th

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August 1914- Several Autos pass through Bunkerville August 1926- 11 silos in Bunkerville August 1930 - Flour Mill burned down August 1933- Men and teams of horses at Dam which was taken out by recent floods August 1936 Thousands of Trees set … [Read more...]

This Week in Local History Aug. 3 – 9

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August 1909 5-26 Flood and rain ruined 15 tons of raisins. August 5, 1963, the Soviet Union and the United States signed the Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT), which prohibited nuclear tests in the atmosphere, under water, and in space. Underground … [Read more...]

This Week in Local History July 27 – August 2

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July 31st 1909 - U.S. President William Howard Taft's proclamation created Mukuntuweap National Monument. In 1917 new park director suggests name change to Zion. July 1914- Aschel Barnum falls in school cistern. (cistern was used to hold water … [Read more...]

This Week in History July 21st – July 27th

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July 1882- Flood in Mesquite washed the canal out in 58 places July 1908- Lincoln County appropriated $40 for Bunkerville roads July 23rd 1904 -A flood came down the Virgin River --brought mud July 1912- Joseph Reber had men working roads in … [Read more...]

This week in History July 14th – July 20th

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July 14th 1906; Walter Barieu was set free from jail. Walter Barieu had been in prison for shooting Tom Logan. (Logan: The Honorable Life and Scandalous Death of a Western Lawman) July 17th 1908; Rio Virgin Telephone Company named. Cottonwood … [Read more...]

This Week in Local History July 7th –July 13th

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July 1891; No record of anyone living in Mesquite at this time. (Mesquite Flats A History of Virgin Valley Vincent L. Leavitt) July 9th 1906; Walter Barieu Murder trial begins. Walter Barieu murdered Sheriff Tom Logan (Logandale is named for the … [Read more...]

This Week in Local History June 30 – July 6, 2014

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This Week in Local History June 30th to July 6th 1776 July 4th -Independence Day.  On this day in 1776 Congress approved The Declaration of Independence, declaring the United States independent of Great Britain. 1880- 15 Families now reside at the … [Read more...]

This Week in History June 26 – July 2, 2014

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June 23 1898- Bunkerville had a hailstorm and flood.  The hailstones were as large as hen’s eggs.  Hailstone drifts were as deep as six or seven feet. Bunkerville residents were able to enjoy ice cream all the way through July because of the … [Read more...]