Brass bands from throughout Northern California convened to play a concert at a grassy area in Susanville. Nearly 100 people showed up for the festival, which lasted well into the night.
The newspaper commented it was a delightful way to end the summer, which had been marked by sweltering temperatures and crime from gold seekers.
The Reno Journal encouraged people to settle in the hills of the Honey Lake Valley.
An article said the location offered relaxing and cool surroundings and some of the most fertile farmland west of the Rockies.
Residual weather activity from hurricane Clyde, which swept through Baja, Calif. and just missed Los Angeles, brought severe thunderstorms to the eastern Sierras. Lightning from the storms sparked numerous mountain fires, threatened livestock and charred countless residences.
After hundreds of wildcats and coyotes were poisoned to secure human existence in the Honey Lake Valley, farmers had to constantly battle pesky jackrabbits. Packs of them were known to destroy single crops in less than a week. The newspaper encourages young men to help the farmers by hunting jackrabbits instead of playing baseball.
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