135 years ago
Hoodlums — We challenge any town no larger than Susanville, in the state or in the world, to produce a grander set of hoodlums.
It speaks well for our little town when visited by strangers, or at any other time, to see the sidewalk blocked by fifteen or twenty almost men, indulging in the most peace of our good citizens with their hideous noise, to which, there is no end or variety. It is a nuisance and should be abated. If said young men have no self-respect enough to desist from such annoying sports, there are others more advanced in age, occupying the position of parents, for whom they should have the proper respect.
70 years ago
A 70-year-old Susanville city treasurer, a resident of the Honey Lake Valley for the past 48 years, was found dead in his city hall office as mill whistles sounded the noon hour, apparently the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A .38 caliber Colt revolver belonging to the Susanville Police Department, which had been kept in the office’s vault for emergency purposes, was found next to the body.
120 years ago
Henry Berman has had three cork palm trees planted in front of his saloon and will probably make enough corks to supply his trade.
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.
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