On this day in 1852, Henry Wells and William Fargo launched Wells Fargo. Today, their business remains one of the largest banks in the world, but for many years the company also operated the Overland stage company, which brought goods and people across the country through the latter half of the 19th century. We have…
Author: Rae Sottile
Fallon’s Irish History
It’s St. Patrick’s day! Did you know that Mike Fallon, our town’s namesake, was an Irish immigrant? He and his wife Eliza established a post office on what would become Maine and Williams in 1896. Though he left in 1902, the name stuck! Learn more about the Fallons at our early ranching families exhibit.
Branding Exhibit Now Open!
Our new temporary exhibit, Cattle Country: Branding and the Open Range, is open! This exhibit features several antique brands from our collection and multiple hands-on activities for the whole family. It’ll be open all summer, so you’ll have plenty of chances to come by and check it out!
On this day in 1906, Thomas J. Stroud made his claim on Wonder Mine in Eastern Churchill County. Over the coming months, miners would flock to Wonder (pictured here) from the nearby town of Fairview. Learn more by visiting the museum!
It’s Pi day! Though we cannot offer you baked goods, we can offer you this picture of a pie to the face from 1981, along with the many round objects we have on display for people who wish to admire the mathematical principle of pi!