120 years ago
Emerson has had his own lumberyard fenced in with a light board fence. Many think he has a notion to start a baseball club in the near future.
70 years ago
Mrs. Kathryn Wemple of the Monticola Club was named chair of the city’s park committee, which was derived from a number of fraternal, civic and service organizations that had indicated an interest in the park program. Proposed park sites included Roop’s Fort and the Krueger property on the corner of Gay and North streets.
In preliminary discussions, the committee seemed to be leaning toward the Roop’s Fort site, principally because it was regarded as improbable that the city could maintain two public places — the fort and a separate park. The Krueger property was regarded as a natural site for a park with possibilities for most anything in the shape of park arrangement and amusement.
45 years ago
A growing shortage of railroad boxcars for shipment of lumber to East coast markets loomed as a threat to the three Susanville mills.
Each mill had contacted the Southern Pacific Railroad regarding the shortage threatened to force suspension of operation when storage yards became filled to capacity.
30 years ago
The possibility of houseboats being banned on Eagle Lake came as a result of action taken by the Lassen County Planning Commission. The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board submitted a letter to the commission which explained that lack of sanitary dumping facilities and the inability of law enforcement agencies to make houseboat owners use facilities provided warranted that prohibition of the boats. Sensitivity of the lake to added nutrients was also cited by the agency.
25 years ago
An area of Historic Uptown Susanville would have to wait for at least another month for approval of a plan that would eventually see it marked for the “Susanville Circa 1900.” The Susanville City Council decided that more time was needed for study and sent the plan back to the planning commission for additional revisions.
20 years ago
Skeletal remains found in a wooden box during the 1990 Memorial Day weekend in Nevada’s High Rock Canyon remain unidentified. The bones were found in the area of the 1859 Murder of Peter Lassen and his companion, Edward Clapper.
A third companion, Lemericus Wyatt, escaped the shooting attack and said Lassen died from a gunshot wound to the chest while Clapper died from a gunshot wound to the head. Months after the incident, friends went to Nevada to retrieve the bodies, but they only brought one back. That body is buried at Peter Lassen’s gravesite off Wingfield Road. The recently found body was probably too tall to be Lassen and evidenced a bullet wound to the head.
15 years ago
The Susanville Indian Rancheria opened the Northern Lites Casino, promising hope for local Native Americans. “We want to enhance our health care,” said tribal leader Nick Padilla. “We want to get better education” for all Rancheria members. “We want to educate our kids so they can take all of this over and we want to build more homes for our people. It’s a pretty exciting time for the Rancheria.”
10 years ago
The cleanup effort is well under way after a substantial gasoline spill forced officials to cancel classes for a full day Tuesday, March 6 at Juniper Ridge Elementary School.
Five years ago
In a meeting set aside to mainly discuss the city of Susanville’s natural gas system, the City Council heard good and potentially bad news from two independent auditors.
Interstate Gas Service, Inc., concluded the gas system is exemplary but the looming deficit will need to be dealt with and the only way may be by raising rates from 28 cents to about 58 cents a therm.
Three teams from the gifted and talented program at Sierra Primary School beat the competition at the Northeastern California Odyssey of the Mind tournament. Odyssey of the Mind is an international problem-solving and creativity program that is very popular as part of GATE programs in California schools.
The program helps to build two very important facets of high achievement: creativity and task commitment. Children are allowed to tackle tough problems on their own and move through the process of brainstorming, creating solutions, and then performing their solutions in front of an audience.
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