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Remember When for May 5, 2015

116 years ago

According to a study by “a celebrated Berlin physician,” a man who wanted to preserve his strength and health and live a long life ought to marry.

The doctor compared the death rate for single and married men between the ages of 30 and 45 and found it 27 percent for single men but only 18 percent for married men. At age 60, there were 22 bachelors compared to 48 married men. At age 70, there were 11 bachelors compared to 27 married men. By age 90, there were only three bachelors compared to nine married men.

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Remember When for April 28, 2015

125 years ago

The plank walk to Hall’s Addition was getting decidedly shaky, particularly where the water flows under it at the bridge.

L. Knudson, chairman of the board of supervisors, didn’t come in on snowshoes this time. He reports that Antelope Grade was in good condition and Willow Creek was blooming like a rose again. With an abundance of water, he predicted everyone would have good crops this year.

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Remember When for April 21, 2015

125 years ago

Several Native Americans came to Susanville with some fine trout from Pyramid Lake. The fish weighed between two and six pounds each, and residents considered them a great treat and change of pace from beef, pork and bacon.

The road from Hall and Snyder’s Mill to the bridge over the river and into Toad Town was in a bad way and there is so much waterfall over the county that it is almost impossible to repair it until the river goes down a good deal.

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Remember When for April 14, 2015

92 years ago

If each county resident gave $500 for the relief of widows and orphans of World War I, Scott McArthur, of Standish, agreed to donate the same amount. It is not known how much money the relief-drive generated.

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Remember When for April 7, 2015

125 years ago

A slight shock from an earthquake visited Susanville about 6:30 a.m. one morning. It shook the tinware in Alexander’s store and the nerves of many residents.

And, the Susan River overflowed its banks down at the bridge just below Hall and Snyder’s mill. The backwater cut a channel around the old blacksmith’s shop across to the other arm of the river.

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