In a newly-published history, titled America 1908, author Jim Rasenberger makes the point that "1908, by whatever quirk of history or cosmology, was one hell of a ride around the sun." The dawn of flight, the race to the pole, and the invention of the Model "T" catapulted America into a new era in which travel and communication would make the earth one global village and in which technology would advance daily, changing our lives at a breathtaking pace never before experienced by mankind.
The City of Fallon was born that year, if a municipal incorporation can be called a birth. True, there had been a "place" called Fallon established at the turn of the 20th century, but that place, literally and symbolically, stood in an older world. The City of Fallon, literally and symbolically, stood in the new.
2008 marked Fallon's 100th ride around the sun, and we at In Focus salute the City of Fallon for its success. The initial years were remarkably challenging, as an old-style Western town gave way to a new-style city with all the accouterments of civilization: electricity, sewer, water, sanitation, streets, sidewalks. The new municipal government had to keep pace with fast-evolving technologies by regulating automobile traffic, implementing state of the art power transmission, water delivery, and road-building techniques, changing out old equipment for new. But, meet the challenges they did, and the result is a city which in 2008 became as fiscally and physically fit and ready for what the future may bring.
—Michon Mackedon, In Focus: Fallon Centennial Issue