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Remember When for July 29, 2014

91 years ago

A forest fire burned more than 500 acres near the Pit River, located around Nubieber, and threatened several ranchers. Most of the fire was allowed to naturally burn because of the lack of firefighting personnel in northern Lassen County.

66 years ago

Southern Pacific Railroad agent L.E. Cady emphasized the need for more part-time workers to help maintain tracks on the West Coast.

“Southern Pacific is short several thousand section men to help the full-time crews in the Pacific Coast area,” said Cady. Railroad maintenance was a special concern because of an increase in shipping traffic due to the war.

41 years ago

Colonel James Wilson commended Susanville’s National Guard Unit, the 112th Engineering Dump Truck Company, for its exemplary work at Mather Air Force Base.

The crew hauled away 15 two-story barracks and built a trailer park. The work saved the U.S. Air Force about $38,000.

26 years ago

The city of Susanville agreed to post a warning sign urging citizens not to jump or dive into the Susan River near Richmond Road Bridge. Concerns about children jumping off the rocky cliffs near the bridge increased when Lassen high School sophomore Michael Bastiaen suffered neck injuries following a dive into the river. 

16 years ago

Seven of eight 4-H members went to catch and clean one of 10 piglets born at the Lassen County Fair on July 23.

Linda and Gary Carter, of Standish, planned to have a sow litter at the fair. Roughly four months ago, the Carters weaned their first litter of their pig, Petunia.

Three days later, they artificially inseminated the three-year-old sow, knowing in 114 days she would give birth during the fair.

The sow and her Duroc-Yorkshire cross piglets complied beginning at about 11 p.m. Thursday night.

A crowd of as many as 35 people watched until the last piglet was born at 2 a.m.

Last year

4-H members past and present gathered at the Junior Livestock Pavilion to celebrate the state program’s centennial birthday.

First District Assemblyman and former Lassen County Supervisor Brian Dahle started the celebration by presenting a proclamation and Susanville Supermarket IGA donated a 4 by 6 foot cake decorated at the pavilion by Kailie Mossinger, who works in the bakery.


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