Lassen County resident Gligo Terach was badly injured while walking home from his job at the Eureka Mine.
He was smothered under a sudden landslide and suffered a broken leg and broken arms. At the time, it was the fourth such accident in Lassen and Plumas counties in two months.
An earthquake centered near San Francisco shook Lassen County awake shortly after 3 a.m., April 20. The jolt completely destroyed Dixon, Winters and Vacaville, but only shattered windows and nearly wrecked a chimney in Lassen County.
The newspaper printed an opinion column that preached the importance of distinguishing the two classes of people that make up the country’s population.
It said there were a “first class” and a “second class.” The first was composed of those who were ambitious and were the “salt that keeps the town from spoiling.” The second was the complainers who always have their hand in something that falls.
Two masked men entered the Susanville Post Office and, at gunpoint, forced the postmaster to hand over more than $1,200 in cash. The robbers escaped.
65 years ago
The Susanville Chamber of Commerce forwarded a letter to the War Production Board in San Francisco, requesting Southern Lassen County be designated as a housing area for Herlong defense workers. The Chamber complained the city did not have enough available housing to accompany the large influx of defense and timber workers.
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