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Remember When for Jan. 13, 2015

125 years ago

According to newspaper reports, everyone was enjoying the great outdoors 120 years ago in Susanville. Sleighing was the most popular sport, and the paper reported everyone and his best girl were out in the warm brilliant sun.

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Remember When for Jan. 6, 2015

92 years ago

Lassen County residents struggled to remove the nearly 10 feet of snow that fell during a three-week period in January. The lack of manpower hampered the distribution of food, medical supplies and warm clothing to senior citizens.

Although the newspaper could not confirm any deaths, reporters announced there were rumors more than 10 people had starved or froze to death in the northern part of Lassen County.

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Remember When for Dec. 30, 2014

92 years ago

For the first time, women had the opportunity to serve on a trial jury. Throughout the country, critics were discouraged with the experiment, since many of them claimed exemptions in the past.

They said most of the women do not have the knowledge, thus lacking the credibility needed to make an informed decision. Only a few Lassen County women have had the chance to serve on a jury.

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Remember When for Dec. 23, 2014

145 years ago

There’s gold in them thar hills! On Dec. 31, 1869, a group of prospectors from Yreka discovered gold in what would later be called Hayden Hill.

They were searching for the fabled Lost Cabin Mine, which they never found.

But a member of the party cleaned a spring and found a golden, glittering substance too prevalent to be gold, which he thought was mica. Turns out, when the mineral was assayed, it really was gold.

Read more: Remember When for Dec. 23, 2014

Remember When for Dec. 16, 2014

91 years ago

A man was caught traveling 20 miles per hour through the heart of Susanville in an early model Ford. Sheriff’s officers arrested the man and sentenced him to one day in jail.

The newspaper used the occasion to issue a strict reminder to its readers that no one was allowed to go faster than five miles per hour in any motor vehicle traveling through town.

Read more: Remember When for Dec. 16, 2014


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