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Remember When for April 29, 2014

115 years ago

When Susanville residents cracked open their local paper, they discovered the headline “Nature hates a bachelor.” According to a study by “a celebrated Berlin physician,” a man who wanted to preserve his strength and health and live a long life ought to marry.

The doctor compared the death rate for single and married men between the ages of 30 and 45 and found it 27 percent for single men and 18 percent for married men.

At age 60, there were 22 bachelors compared to 48 married men. At age 70, there were only three bachelors compared to nine married men.

Remember When for April 22, 2014

115 years ago

The patriotic instincts of the people of Susanville bubbled over as word of the defeat of the Spanish in the Philippines reached town.

The spontaneous exhibition of patriotism included a procession through the streets and a performance of the National Anthem and other patriotic music by members of the Mountain Echo Band.

Reports from Manila said Spanish losses involved 400 dead, 100 wounded, the sinking of three major vessels and the capture of the remaining Spanish fleet.

Remember When for April 15, 2014

95 years ago

The Red River Lumber Company diary barn burned to the ground at Mountain Meadows. A burning lantern, located in one of the barn’s rooms, ignited the contents of a gasoline tank and caused the blaze.

45 years ago

The Lassen College boxing team was preparing for the Third annual Lassen Junior College Boxing Show to be held at the Pacific Street Gym. Bob Gebasci coached the highly popular team.

Remember When for April 8, 2014

95 years ago

Five people shocked Susanville residents when they stole a Studebaker belonging to T. M. Ramsey. The car was taken from his North Street residence and law enforcement officials had no leads on who swiped the vehicle.

Remember When for April 1, 2014

95 years ago

An array of gold mining artifacts was discovered in an undisclosed location in Lassen County.

According to the Lassen Advocate newspaper, it was the third such reporting since mid-1918.


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