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Remember When for Feb. 17, 2015

125 years ago

The California Senate confirmed the appointment of Frank Dixon as land register of Susanville.

Frank Brockman gave an exhibition of bronco riding on a Frank Gross thoroughbred that made many tenderfoots stare.

How many men can sit on a bucking, bawling bronco for half an hour without having their insides churned into mush is something no stranger to the business can understand.

75 years ago

Today at noon the water in the Susan River, which has receded some during the morning hours, began to rise again, threatening some of the cabins in the lowlands between Lassen Street and Richmond Road. The river is more than 30 feet wide in many places.

35 years ago

John Dean, former aide to Richard Nixon, spoke at Lassen College of his Watergate recollections. Prior to his arrival, many of the college’s students and instructors protested the payment for Dean’s appearance.

25 years ago

Construction began on the dream child of Historic Uptown Susanville Association (then dubbed Historic USA) — an attractive plaza on South Gay Street. Cost of the project was estimated $39,200. The group expected to sell 1,200 engraved bricks at $35 each to finance the project expected to be a bricked oasis of trees, ponds and benches.

15 years ago

Cancer rates in Milford and Doyle are two times higher than the state average according to Susanville resident Jack Pastor.

Pastor analyzed cancer occurrences in the area using Sierra Army Depot as ground zero.

10 years ago

Public access to a hydroelectric project feasibility study that cost Lassen Municipal Utility District ratepayers more than $125,000 is in the hands of Superior Court Judge Ridgely Lazard.

Both sides presented their arguments in a 2 ½-hour session. In the action Westwood activist Eileen Spencer filed seeking public records from LMUD.

Lazard promised to get a decision out as soon as he can. Now that he has taken the case under submission, the judge has 90 days to issue a decision.

Last year

Lassen County employees would be receiving better Internet service due to a contract approved with Frontier Communications for a 50 megabyte Internet connection.

“This is critical to Lassen County’s IT infrastructure. The staff has been working very diligently on this and what we’re trying to accomplish is to build redundancy,” said Julie Morgan, assistant to the county administrative officer.

The county had one T-1 line and a cable modem connection with a total combined speed of approximately 16 megabytes. The connection is shared with more than 375 computers and 50 servers.


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