This Week In History March 5, 2015

March, 5, 1914; A telephone line will soon go through to Moapa. March, 1880; Post office named -First spelled Mesquit; changed to Mesquite in 1897. March, 1914; Lost 17 colonies of Bees in the big flood of March Ira Earl. … [Read more...]

This Week in History Feb. 27, 2015

February 28 1868; Beaver Dam Settlement abandoned. March 2 1938; Big flood came down the river and took out the ditch and dam. March 1944; Rock hospital opens. (Now Virgin Valley Heritage Museum) … [Read more...]

This Week In History Feb. 18, 2015

February, 18, 1885 Twain publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn February, 19, 1847 Donner Party rescued February, 23, 1929 -Relief Society House dedicated for use. (21 North Willow Street) … [Read more...]

This Week In History Feb. 12, 2015

February 17 1902; Edwin Jones spoke at church  "We should not allow our children out at night around campfires. There is no good in it." February 1917; Road Day, clearing and scraping of the arrowhead trail. (Parts of the I15 now follows where the … [Read more...]

This Week in History Feb. 5, 2015

February 5 1909 Virgin Valley becomes part of Clark County. February 11 1911 Heber Hardy installed the telephone in his home-- there is talk of putting a line through Moapa to St. George. February 8 1932 Big flood came into the Valley weakened … [Read more...]

This Week in History Jan. 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

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...]