This week in history Oct. 13-19

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Oct. 13, 2011: Lee Family donates $15 million to UNLV School of Business. Oct. 16, 2003: Grand opening of the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery. Oct. 18, 1996: Players Island (now the Casablanca) Golf Course opens. Oct. 15, 1877: A molasses mill is … [Read more...]

This Week in History Sept. 6-12

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Oct. 12, 1912: Biggest flood to ever strike Bunkerville. Oct. 12, 1916: First families attempting to complete the round trip from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City on the Arrowhead trail by car passed through Bunkerville. Oct. 10, 1991: Virgin … [Read more...]

This week in History Sept. 29-Oct. 5

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Oct. 1867: Brigham Young extends the call to 158 men to settle the Muddy Mission. (Overton area) Oct. 1877: Construction of Grist Mill and Cotton Gin begins in Bunkerville. Sept. 30, 1911: Big Flood down the river, washed out the dam and part … [Read more...]

This Week in History Sept. 22-28

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Sept. 1997: 911 Service agreement reached. Sept. 1997: Construction begins on El Rancho Market. Sept. 22, 1970: Jimmie Hughes passes away during the construction of the Virgin River Gorge. Sept. 26, 1996: Smith's Grocery Store opens. … [Read more...]

This Week in History Sept. 15-21

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Sept. 20, 1891: Lucius Peck last remaining Mesquite resident of the time passes away. Sept. 1929: Riverside Bridge damaged after flooding. Sept. 21, 1989: Local newspaper Desert Echo reports on Palms Golf Course opening. Sept. 16, 2000: … [Read more...]

This week in history Sept. 8-14

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Sept. 10, 1900: Edward Bunker Sr. was ordained a Patriarch in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Sept. 10 1916: First group of automobiles leaves Los Angeles for a round trip to Salt Lake City and back on what was known as the … [Read more...]

This Week in History Sept 1-7

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This Week in History Sept 1-7 September 1, 1911: Paul Miner becomes the first high school teacher in the Valley. September 1, 1990: Virgin River opens. September 1, 1998: Elks Lodge opens in Mesquite. September 4, 1998: New bowling alley … [Read more...]

This week in history Aug. 25-31

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Aug. 25, 1994: Virgin River Casino robbed. Local paper reported that $220,000 was stolen. Aug. 25, 2003: Hughes Middle School opens. Aug. 27, 1927: Thirza Riding Leavitt 3rd plural wife of Dudley Leavitt Sr. dies in Bunkerville. Aug. 29, … [Read more...]

This Week in History Aug. 18-24

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August 21, 2000: New Beaver Dam School opens. August 22, 1998: Elks Club held their first meeting. August 23, 1904: Town dug first well; struck water at 55 feet. … [Read more...]

This week in history Aug. 11-17

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August 15, 1908:   Dudley Leavitt Sr. died at Bunkerville. He was 78 years old. August 15, 1877:   Hugh Bunker was born to Edward Jr and Arminto Zerada McClellan. He was the first baby born in Bunkerville. August 1911:   Bunkerville High School … [Read more...]