August 30, 1915, Littlefield: Much excitement was caused throughout the town when word went around that a dead man was found about two miles out on the mesa above Beaver Dams He had been dead for about a month and was found by some strangers who camped on the (Johnson’s) bench and whose horses had strayed in the night. It was while hunting for the horses that they found the man.Deputy Jos H. Reber and a number of others went and buried him.
September 1, 1908, Littlefield, AZ: I.C. Thoreson, the boss of the survey, and W.C. Fifer, the capitalist, were here looking over the irrigation project. Mr Fifer was greatly pleased with the company here and its prospects. He stated that the railroad would no doubt come by the way of St George siding on the Meadow Valley wash. Frank Reber took them through the narrows to St George, from where they intend to go to Salt Lake City and on to New York to report on their findings
September 1, 1910: ur mail system here at Littlefield is a little better than no mail as it takes a letter about two weeks to get to St George, and three days to Bunkerville. The distance to Bunkerville is fifteen miles. Better to afoot, eh?
September 9, 1909: Jos H. Reber of Littlefield Arizona, was in the city (Washington UT)Tuesday. He had bought his wife and family up to attend the festival and conference, but had to return himself to put out fruit to dry and work on the irrigation ditch, which was badly damaged in a recent flood. Mr Reber says the people will set to work at once to repair the damages and that they in Littlefield to stay.
September 9, 1909: J.S. Huntsman of mesquite reports the great flood that went down the Virgin River last week as having done immense damage at Littlefield,Mesquite, Bunkerville and other settlements down the river, taking out dams, filling ditches, etc. At Bunkerville the land upon which they had their irrigation canal was washed away entirely away, and some people have had their entire farming lands carried away.
Mr Huntsman relate a narrow escape from drowning by Bishop William Abbott and Charles Hardy, both of Mesquite. They received word from Littlefield that the threshing machine belonging to that place was on the Bunkerville side of the river near Littlefield in danger of being washed away. The Littlefield People dare not cross the raging stream so they tried to phone Bunkerville but could only reach Mesquite as the line between that place and Bunkerville had been carried away by the flood. Abbott and Hardy attempted several times in different places to cross the river to inform Bunkerville people of the menacing danger to their thresher belonging to a neighboring settlement, but their horses carried them down stream and they failed to cross.Finally a last attempt to cross was made at a point higher up. They got halfway over when they discovered that the main body of the raging stream was before them, their horses were swept out from under them and all had to swim for their lives.The horses succeeded in reaching the bank where they stayed until sundown.The two men also succeeded in reaching a bank after a desperate struggle, and remained there five or six hours until the river changed its channel, when they saw an opportunity to regain the shore they had left, they succeeded in swimming to it. The river was fully three quarters of a mile wide where the thrilling event occurred.