This week in history March 9-15

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March, 1931: Gambling legalized in the state of Nevada. March, 1944: Rock hospital opens. March 13, 1939: Electricity from Hoover Dam reaches Mesquite.   … [Read more...]

This week in history March 2-8

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March 2, 1938: Big flood came down the river and took out the ditch and dam. It would take 4-6 weeks with the help of the CCC boys to put the water back in the canals and save the crops for that year. March 5, 1997: Players Island sold. It became … [Read more...]

This week in History Feb. 23-Mar. 1

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Feb.23, 1923: Relief Society House dedicated for use. Feb. 28, 1868: Beaver Dam Settlement abandoned. Mar. 1880: Post office named -first spelled Mesquit; changed to Mesquite in 1897. Mar. 1894: Settlers begin to work on the settlement of … [Read more...]

This Week in History Feb. 16-22

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Feb. 17, 1902: Edwin Jones spoke at church, "We should not allow our children out at night, around campfires. There is no good in it" Feb. 19, 1998: J.L.Bowler Elementary school dedicated.   … [Read more...]

This week in history Feb. 9-15

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Feb. 10, 1983: First motion for incorporation of the City of Mesquite made. Feb. 11, 1911: Heber Hardy installed the telephone in his home-- there is talk of putting a line through Moapa to St. George. Feb. 11, 1999: Highland Manor Grand … [Read more...]

This week in history Feb. 2-8

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Feb. 2, 1913: Emily Abbott Bunker dies in Panguitch, Utah aged 85. Feb. 5, 1909: Virgin Valley becomes part of Clark County. Feb. 5, 2011: Mesquite Veterans Center Opens. Feb. 8, 1932: Big flood came into the valley, weakened the old bridge … [Read more...]

This week in history Jan. 26-Feb. 1

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Jan. 26, 1877: Irrigation ditch begins delivering water to the fields in Bunkerville. Jan. 29, 1909: Johnny Jensen of Mesquite beat Tommy Leavitt of Bunkerville at the 100 yard dash. Jan. 31, 1922: Mary Huntsman Leavitt Sr. dies in Bunkerville. … [Read more...]

This week in history Jan. 19-25

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  Jan. 19, 1996: C.A.T bus system began service in Mesquite and Bunkerville Jan. 21, 1951: Atomic testing begins in Nevada Jan. 22, 1877: 2.5 miles of irrigation canal complete in Bunkerville Jan. 23, 1992: Virgin River Casino … [Read more...]

This week in history Jan. 12-18

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Jan. 18, 1909: Oyster and chicken suppers are all the rage. Jan. 14, 1910: Teachers’ examinations were conducted by Judge Thomas on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. There were four candidates for teachers’ certificates: Bert Mills of … [Read more...]

This week in history Jan. 5-11

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Jan. 5, 2000: First meeting of the Mesquite Historical Society Jan. 5, 1998: J.L. Bowler Elementary School opens Jan. 6, 1877: Group arrives in Mesquite Flats Jan. 7, 1877: First church service held Bunkerville they are a Branch of Santa … [Read more...]