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.

Remember When for March 25, 2014

70 years ago

According to A. Rokitta, the Polly Anne bakery would reopen under the management of George Nugent, of Sparks.

Nugent came to Portola with a reputation of being an outstanding baker and Rokitta said Nugent would bring additional machinery used in first-class bakeries.

45 years ago

A single-engine, L2 Taylor craft plane reportedly stolen from Southern California has been recovered from Beckworth Airport.

Local sheriff’s officers reported Claude Lundy was convicted of the theft by a Southern California court recently. The plane was registered to an El Centro pilot and was stolen in Imperial County.

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