This Week in History Dec. 11, 2014

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

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

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...]

This Week In History Nov. 13, 2014

November 17th 1900 Edward Bunker Sr. passes away in Mexico. November 19th 1919 Zion National Monument changed to Zion National Park. … [Read more...]

This Week In History Nov. 6, 2014

November 1878- Bunkerville Voting precinct established. November 11 1897; The Mesquite Branch of the Relief Society was organized. (The women's organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) November 11, 1918 was set as … [Read more...]

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...]