This week in history March 30-April 5

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April 1904: Bunkerville dug town well struck water at 55 feet. April 1914: Automobile road was within four miles of Bunkerville. … [Read more...]

This week in history March 23-30

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March 28, 1918: Arrowhead Trail Work. Travelers over the Arrowhead Trail give much credit to Bishop Abbott of Bunkerville, NV and Josh Reber of Littlefield, AZ for the good work accomplished by them and the men working with them on the road in the … [Read more...]

This week in history March 16-22

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March 17, 1885: Stephen Abbott, Dudley Leavitt, Alonzo Abbott, Albert Frehner and William E. Abbott left the valley to haul salt. March 18 1921: Bridge Day. Bridge spanning the virgin river connecting Mesquite and Bunkerville opens. March 18 … [Read more...]

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...]