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Remember When for March 10, 2015

125 years ago

It was easy to tell the winner of a “heated discussion” on Main Street.

Old Bob downed his opponent and was ready to finish him off with his heavy cane when a group of onlookers intervened.

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Remember When for March 3, 2015

120 years ago

Mr. John Wagner, the new proprietor of the Quincy-Oroville Stage Line, came up from Merrimack to complete arrangements for running his stages. It was Wagner’s intention to maintain a first-class line in all respects, and he invited public patronage.

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Remember When for Feb. 24, 2015

125 years ago

Some of the biggest logs of the season came down Main Street last Saturday. Citizens of Susanville were caught out this winter without enough wood to see them through, so the teamsters are doing a good business.

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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.

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Remember When for Feb. 10, 2015

75 years ago

Plans to widen the sidewalk to 10 feet and new curb and gutter construction were under way around the post office building at the corner of Lassen and Nevada streets. Lassen Street was to receive attention from the north end of the courthouse. The construction of curbs and gutters along the six-block stretch was expected to be completed by spring.

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