This Week in Local History August 17th – 23rd

August 21st 1877  Orange Leavitt took Dudley Leavitt to Santa Clara for medical help. Extreme weather caused men to become sick with fever and chills.

August 1879 Cotton harvest in Bunkerville yielded 270 pounds

August 23rd 1977 Bertha Howe passed away. Bertha served as the only Nurse for the hospital from 1943-1977. (The old hospital is now The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum)

Population of the Virgin Valley 1964;
Mesquite 725
Bunkerville 275