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...]

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...]