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...]

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...]