This Week In History Oct. 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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...]

This week in History Sept. 18

September 1909 Flood cuts through Beaver Dam, Littlefield and Mesquite. September 1928 Edgar Miner became superintendent. Was very aggressive in raising funds for the district. 1964 Water Rates .30 per 1,000 gallons. 1964 Main Agricultural … [Read more...]

This week in history Aug. 31 – Sept. 6

August 31st to September 6th September 1881 -Martha Cragun Cox arrives in the Muddy Valley only three families would accept her as a teacher the others did not want her as a teacher because she was a plural wife. September 1st 1911 First High … [Read more...]

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

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

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 yi … [Read more...]