Irrigating the Desert

Rolly Kolstrup standing on a TCID irrigation ditch crossing/gate. Undated. Image from Calista Early collection.

Roland Jefferson Kolstrup, an Oregon native whocame to Fallon with his family in 1904, became a life-long resident. He was a blacksmith, and had the Studebaker garage and car dealership; founded Kolstrup Motors; a charter member of the Fallon Volunteer Fire Department, and was the County Commissioner most directly concerned with the development and expansion of the Churchill County Telephone and Telegraph System .

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