While we’ve had an unusual amount of wet weather this year, so far (knock on wood!) it’s got nothing on 1907! On this day 116 years ago, the Fallon flood started. Though no one was killed, waters took several weeks to recede, and the event re-routed the Carson River!
Mystery Monday: Gardeners
With it being the first day of spring, our minds are turning to gardening! We’ve got this wonderful image of the Hoe N’ Hum gardeners, but we’re not sure who was in the group. Recognize any of these lovely ladies?
Women’s History Highlight: Front Page Girls
Fallon has a long tradition of female journalists, and in honor of that, this week for women’s history month, we’re featuring Front Page Girls by Jean Marie Lutes. This book talks about some of the pioneering female journalists and is available in our museum store!
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…
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.