Remember When for the week of 11/26/19

120 years ago

The following product was being advertised: “Ladies, if you desire a transparent, clear and fresh complexion, use Dr. Bourbon’s French Arsenic Complexion Wafer’s, the only reliable beautifier of the complexion, skin and form known.”


120 years ago

The Grand Jury was in session for their inquiry into the condition of the Lassen County Jail. It was discovered it does not comply with the requirements of the law and was, so to speak, not a legal jail.


95 years ago

The opposition to good roads made by stingy taxpayers seemed to have about broken down, and the report to the federal government showed conclusively that in every part of the county, the long, smooth ribbon of concrete has been enlarging its network within the nation.


70 years ago

The Lassen County Planning Commission went on record approving the proposed new Herlong access road, subject to three provisions decided on after testimony given by interested parties at the hearing recently.

Chief concern about the proposed road was voiced by cattlemen in the area who fear that underpasses beneath the road for stock would funnel them onto the Western Pacific Railroad track.


45 years ago

Two more inmates escaped from the California Correctional Center by cutting through three security fences.

The escapees were observed by the tower officer as they exited the third fence.

No shots were fired by pursuit teams who were dispatched immediately to the area of the fence.

However, the escapees managed to avoid detection in the nearby sagebrush and were still at large as of press time.


35 years ago

Members of the Lassen Community College Governing Board considered a plan to allow the public to bring garbage to the school’s biomass power plant.

College President Dr. Warren Sorenson planned to present the plan, which outlined specifically how vehicles would be allowed to enter the plant’s receiving bays. The program also calls for a public education program, which would in part make use of a bulk-mailed informational flyer.


20 years ago

New ammunition for the Northern California spotted owl had the Quincy Library Group forest health project on hold and the Lassen National Forest in a quandary.

QLG forester Frank Stewart told the Lassen County Supervisors that hands-off spotted owl protection areas stuffed into the final plan by the Forest Service actually threaten the critter and its habitat.


Six years ago

Combating the limited budget available to the Diamond View Middle School library, a giving tree was placed in the school cafeteria.

The giving tree was an idea formed between library technician Shirley Littlefield and the site council as a way to increase the number of non-fiction books in the library, in accordance with Common Core Standards.

Parents and students could go to the giving tree, pick off a tag and donate the money toward a non-fiction book, and in turn, their name would be placed within the book so everyone will know who donated it.


Last year

During a scary and uncertain time, an evacuated couple found comfort and friendly faces as they stayed in Susanville.

Jill and Andy Mark were evacuated from their home near Forest Ranch off Highway 32 due to the Camp Fire.

Although the Marks did not lose their home, the kindness they found from Lassen County residents struck a chord, and they wanted to extend their gratitude.

“Everywhere we went people were so nice,” said Jill.

From a very hospitable stay in a local hotel, to friendly staff and welcoming residents, the Marks just wanted to say thank you.

“I just think the town should know just how nice they made it,” Jill said.