150th anniversary: Parsons citizens

Mr. and Mrs. Nolin Pribble.


Many persons born and raised in Parsons through its 150 years have gone on to do interesting things and take part in developing areas of these United States and building structures that remain today.

The April 15, 1949, edition of the Parsons Sun included this information: “Mr. And Mrs. Nolin Pribble are in Parsons from Kingman, Ariz., visiting his sister, Mrs. H.N. Order, Rt. 2, Parsons, other relatives and friends. Pribble is on a vacation from his work in the electrical division on the Construction of Davis Dam, near Kingman.” 

Nolin Pribble was born in Parsons in 1924 and raised here. He served as an electrician in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

His wedding announcement to Miss Violet Virginia Perry in the Oct. 9, 1944, edition of The Sun states that Pribble was “a veteran of two years in the Navy. He arrived Monday for a 1-week leave, and left today for New York to report for duty. Stationed abroad a destroyer escort, he has crossed the Atlantic 16 times. Prior to his induction, he was an electrician at the Kansas Ordnance Plant and at Choteau, Ok.”

Davis Dam and Power Plant Facility, completed in 1951, is located on the Colorado

River about 67 miles downstream from Hoover Dam, which was completed in 1936. The Davis Dam stretches across the Arizona and Nevada border.  The dam’s purpose is to re-regulate releases from the Hoover Dam and facilitate delivery of Colorado River water to Mexico, according to the United States Bureau of Reclamation, which owns and operates the dam. The Davis Power Plant is a hydroelectric power plant generating one to two terawatt-hours of electricity annually.

Pribble served as a journeyman electrician all over the United States until he retired in the 1960s in his hometown of Parsons.

He died May 23, 1967.

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