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Remember When for Feb. 17, 2015

125 years ago

The California Senate confirmed the appointment of Frank Dixon as land register of Susanville.

Frank Brockman gave an exhibition of bronco riding on a Frank Gross thoroughbred that made many tenderfoots stare.

How many men can sit on a bucking, bawling bronco for half an hour without having their insides churned into mush is something no stranger to the business can understand.

Read more: Remember When for Feb. 17, 2015

Remember When for Feb. 10, 2015

75 years ago

Plans to widen the sidewalk to 10 feet and new curb and gutter construction were under way around the post office building at the corner of Lassen and Nevada streets. Lassen Street was to receive attention from the north end of the courthouse. The construction of curbs and gutters along the six-block stretch was expected to be completed by spring.

Read more: Remember When for Feb. 10, 2015

Remember When for Feb. 3, 2015

125 years ago

Sheriff Cady arrested Ben Smith, of Susanville, for disturbing the peace. He pleaded guilty before Justice Blake and was fined $30. Smith was arrested again by Cady for disturbing the peace and resisting an officer.

At his trial before Justice Blake he pleaded guilty to the first offense and the second was wavered. Smith was sentenced to pay a $100 fine or serve 100 days in jail.

Read more: Remember When for Feb. 3, 2015

Remember When for Jan. 27, 2015

125 years ago

According to newspaper reports, some stages on the northern route were stuck so deep in the snow that all that was visible of them was the top of the pole which the driver stood straight up before abandoning the stage. A card was tacked on the poles bearing the legend, “U.S. Mail.”

Read more: Remember When for Jan. 27, 2015

Remember When for Jan. 20, 2015

125 years ago

Winter made its presence known in Susanville when it began to snow furiously. The air was warm and the snow was soft, but it drifted up so badly the roads were blocked again.

75 years ago

Ralson Crew, Jimmie “King” G.A. Collyer and Gerald Crew skied to the top of Diamond Mountain. It took them five hours to make the ascent and three hours to descend. They reported the snow was firm only in the shaded portion of the mountains. They also estimate, on average, that the snow packs near the timberline contained 18 inches of high water content snow.

Read more: Remember When for Jan. 20, 2015


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