Remember When for Aug. 26, 2014
65 years ago
A record-breaking total of 1,115 head of livestock were on exhibit at the fairgrounds for the opening of the Lassen County Livestock Show.
Possible cash premiums totaled $54,900. Exhibitors from as far away as Bozeman, Montana, brought their prize stock to Susanville. The year prior, 213 exhibitors showed 991 heads of stock.
Susanville was “gaily bedecked with banners, and even a light coat of gravel on Main Street from the final step in resurfacing lends to the western atmosphere.”
The hotels were so full, residents were filling their extra rooms with visitors.