This Week in History Dec. 29-Jan.4

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Dec. 31, 1999: Rancho Mesquite and Holiday Inn are renamed the “Eureka Hotel and Casino.” Jan. 1, 1877: Edward Bunker Sr. and company leave Santa Clara to begin a new settlement Mesquite Flats. Decide to settle on the south side of the … [Read more...]

This Week in History Dec. 15-21

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Dec. 1944: Pulsipher Family had two automobile crashes in their front yard. Dec. 1973: Interstate 15 pass through the Virgin River Gorge opens. Dedication ceremony was held. The Interstate through the Virgin River Gorge was completed at a cost of … [Read more...]

This week in history Dec. 8-14

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Dec. 8, 1990: Mesquite Airport dedicated. Dec. 9, 1911: A friendly match of baseball happened between the Mesquite boys and Bunkerville boys. Dec. 1913: Virgin Valley High School Basketball Team beats Las Vegas winning the Silver Championship … [Read more...]

This week in History Nov. 17-13

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Nov. 17, 1900: Edward Bunker Sr., first settler in Bunkerville, passes away in Mexico Nov. 1914: Virgin Valley High School beats Overton winning the silver championship cup for a second time. (On display in the museum) Nov. 19, 1919: Zion … [Read more...]

This week in history Nov. 10-16

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Nov. 11, 1897: The Mesquite Branch of the Relief Society was organized. This is the women's organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Nov. 11, 1924: First church meeting held in Littlefield at the new school … [Read more...]

This Week in History Nov. 3-9

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Nov. 5, 1877: Bunkerville voting precinct established. Nov. 5, 2007: Grand opening of Best Buy Lumber and Building Supplies Nov. 1882: Only ten families reside on Mesquite Flats (now Mesquite)   … [Read more...]

This week in history Oct. 27-Nov 2

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Oct. 28, 2004: Virgin Valley Historical Society holds its first Founders forum. Oct. 29, 1912: Another flood---"This one broke the camel's back” according to Ira Earl early settler of the area. Nov. 2, 1906: Mary McQuarrie Bunker plural wife of … [Read more...]

This week in history

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Oct. 20, 1877: First house fire; Lemuel Leavitt's home burned down. Oct. 22, 1910: Orange W. Earl, Edw. I. Cox and S. Darling of Bunkerville were in the valley this week, the two latter to attend the republican rally held Wednesday … [Read more...]

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...]