The first meeting of the Lassen County Board of Trade was held at the Steward House Hall for the purpose of incorporation and membership role call, which included more than 40 local businessmen.
70 years ago
John Arthur Reynolds led a forum on Latin America saying the United States should declare war, perhaps on Japan in order to get Latin American countries like Brazil and Argentina to stand behind America. He said this a little more than a month before the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
45 years ago
San Francisco attorney Casper Weinberger was named chairman in the Ronald Regan for Governor campaign. Weinberger named Susanville’s Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nagel members of the executive committee from Lassen County.
15 years ago
Cow mutilation investigator Jean Bilodeaux of Red Bluff gathered grass samples last week at the Papoose Meadows site near Eagle Lake where two cattle where found mutilated. Bilodeaux wouldn’t confirm extraterrestrial involvement in the bizarre mutilations but she discontinued police theories that they were part of non-traditional religious services.
10 years ago
Starting salaries for Susanville School District teachers with clear credentials jumped $8,000 a year thanks to an agreement between the district and the Susanville Teachers Association.
The starting salary of $26,000 per year will remain in effect for teachers hired with a waiver or holding emergency credentials.
5 years ago
A yearlong rumor is now fact. Walgreens Corporation will be building on the lot that currently houses Big O Tires, Diverse Electronics and until this past Saturday Oct. 29, the Beauty Corral.
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Susanville planning commission passed resolution number 05-832 approving the plan with only minor changes.
A back driveway will be placed further north than planned, said Community Development Director Bill Nebeker. He also said there is no opposition to the plans.
On Sept. 18, 2010 Sierra Army Depot (SIAD) employees loaded the last of the conventional ammunition onto a truck destined for storage at another military facility, ending an era that represented what SIAD was all about.
In fact, from 1959 through 2001, the depot was the world’s largest site for open burn/open detonation of ammunition. However, in 2001, after a lawsuit was filed by surrounding residents, the Army made the decision to cease these types of operations and for the depot to store only the small amount of ammunition as directed by the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure Commission.
Missions include equipment reset, new assembly and kitting operations, training support, maintaining of medical readiness stock and other operational project stocks, a redistribution mission for Class II and IX items and the depot has established an End-of-First Life Cycle Center for excess combat vehicles.
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