100 years ago
One of Johnstonville’s most worthy institutions, the Hall and Snyder Grist Mill, was torn down. An Oakland businessman bought the mill and had a demolition crew gut it, remove its machinery and transport it to the Bay Area. In the 1800s, the milling industry near Johnstonville was regarded as one of Lassen County’s most prominent industries.
90 years ago
Several minor earthquakes struck the Susanville area during the early morning hours. There were some reports of minor damage from the trembles. A group of concerned citizens walked the city streets, searching for major damage, injuries and elderly residents who might need assistance.
30 years ago
Lassen County Sheriff Ron Jarrell was one of many local dignitaries who donated their time to the Lassen County Fair dunking booth. However, before being dunked, he gave the ball thrower a good-natured warning.
116 years ago
After hundreds of wildcats and coyotes were poisoned to secure human existence in Honey Lake Valley, farmers had to constantly battle pesky jackrabbits. Packs were known to destroy single crops in less than a week. The newspaper encouraged young men to help the farmers by hunting jackrabbits instead of playing baseball.
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