Dysentery or a similar disease swept through Westwood, forcing the Red River Lumber Company to shut down portions of its production plant. Dr. W.E. Dozier, county health officer, was ordered to investigate the disease that had reportedly affected 50 people.
65 years ago
Promotion began for Diamond Mountain Guest Ranch, Inc., the former George Wingfield ranch located 10 miles southwest of Susanville. Sale of the 49-year lease on 150 lots, which today is the sub-division surrounding Emerson Lake Golf Course, was advertised in several newspapers. The one-acre lots were listed for $2,000.
Technology has begun to show its ugly side in Lassen County as two accidents on the front page of the Lassen Weekly Mail attests. A county resident was killed in Westwood when he came in contact with “live wire” while another barely escaped death when his car rolled over four times on Shaffly Grade.
95 years ago
A group of inmates, working for state construction agencies, was this week making “a substantial start in clearing right-of-way grading” on a road joining Susanville with Red Bluff. Such improvements on the old road were the steppingstones to the birth of Highway 36.
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