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The Midnight Raid – Did it Happen?

  by Scott W. Elliott The place was Fallon, Nevada, formally a dusty crossroads called “Jim’s Town.” Much of the area consisted of Mike Fallon’s ranch in which a post office had opened in 1896. The tiny settlement, situated between Stillwater and St. Clair, had begun to grow. The time was 1903. Senator Warren Williams,…

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The Lost City of Lahontan

by Scott W. Elliott The word “Lahontan” stirs up a host of images and memories for Northern Nevadans. There is the beautiful Lahontan Valley which holds the jewel of Fallon. There are numerous businesses all around Churchill County that bear the name. Then, of course, there is Lahontan Reservoir, where many Nevadans spend time engaging…

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