A century of cityhood

A century of cityhood

A century of cityhood

The City of Lovelock has a date with a shovel. On Sept. 30, 2067, her citizens will dig up the Centennial time capsule at City Hall.

On Saturday, when Jonathan White and Claire Brown helped bury the capsule, they'd yet to reach double digits. In five decades they'll be on the sunny side of sixty.

Lovelock's future movers and shakers will unearth a treasure trove. They'll find a Ban the Man coin from the Pershing County Sheriff's Office (PCSO), maps, magazines, and medical supplies.

The schoolkids wrote essays and drew pictures. The 4H kids threw in a patch. So did the Lovelock Police Department (LPD).

And, when the future diggers read the Sept. 27, 2017, issue of the Lovelock Review-Miner, they'll learn even more about the olden days.

On the front page, Lovelock artist Don Bridges stands next to one of his steel oxen. The animals pull a covered wagon made of metal.

On Saturday Judge Richard Wagner dedicated Bridges' sculpture at Exit 105 at the south end of Lovelock. It marks the spot where the pioneers entered the Forty Mile Desert.

They'll also read about Irva Marcucci. She came into the world on Sept. 22, 1917. Four days later, her hometown officially became a city.

The Chamber of Commerce applied for a $3000 grant from Nevada Tourism to advertise the Centennial celebration, said Wendy Nelsen, Chamber director. Their advertising succeeded.

Over one hundred people applauded as Mayor Mike Giles gave Irva the key to the City of Lovelock on Saturday. They gathered at C-Punch for a spaghetti dinner and silent auction to raise money to renovate the courthouse playground.

The day ended at McDougal Park. Months of planning by Heidi Lusby, Pat Rowe and Pam Munk culminated in an explosion of fireworks over the one-hundred-year-old city of Lovelock, Nevada.