135 years ago
We hear parties talking of making an attempt to get over the mountains to Oroville or Chico with teams. Better wait yet for about six weeks when there may be a possibility of making it.
65 years ago
A new, two-bedroom house for $2,450 at the factory may be one answer to the veterans’ housing problems.
This week Goodyear released some facts about its new factory-built Wingfoot Houses. As soon as the government will OK the use of material, the company says it is ready to start producing.
They are shipped in sections eight-feet-wide. Living space consists of kitchen-dining-living room, two bedrooms, bath and two clothes closets. Much of the usual furniture is built in and equipment includes an icebox, gas range, automatic water heater and a circulation heater.
Such a house admittedly is not the permanent and beautiful place most young couples dream about. But think how fast a couple dozen of those places would sell here today.
40 years ago
An editorial piece for a local newspaper said: One of the major crises in solving the welfare problem in the United States is whether a recipient of public support can be redeemed from a life of dependency on the taxpayer.
Tragically, there has been little success in achieving this goal, despite attempts by both government and private industry.
And, as the number of persons dependent upon welfare skyrockets, the problem is magnified. Each generation which depends upon public support and each man and woman who cannot find work and accepts money to survive, perpetuates a society which cannot or will not sustain itself.
20 years ago
Spring sunshine and enthusiasm heralded the opening of the Lassen County Historical Society’s museum with festivities including sales of newly reprinted editions of the Asa Merrill Fairfield’s Pioneer Society of Lassen County.
Among the displays at the Lassen County Historical Society is vintage clothing, along with household antiques, quilts, toy and tools. Visitors can also see a collection of photos of early Susanville and the area.
15 years ago
Looking from the cab of his pickup truck at the massive pile of tangled and broken timbers, he reflected, “It was just God’s blessing there was no one on the ground when it went down.”
Extreme high winds ripped through west Susanville last week snapping 12 inch diameter timber support poles and bringing the 43-year-old Paul Bunyan Lumber Co. shed crashing to the ground.
10 years ago
At its April meeting, the Lassen Municipal Utility District revealed its plan to pursue a long-term power purchase contract with a coalition of irrigation companies in the Pacific Northwest.
Five years ago
Lassen County Sheriff Steve Warren says his department is down to just 15 officers.
His rather surprising admission came during a town hall meeting in Doyle in the month of April, after Supervisor Jack Hanson introduced him.
Not only is the Sheriff’s Department looking for five new and qualified officers, Warren said he also needs an additional $300,000 after the new fiscal year starts in June.
For some, writing can be a way of expressing themselves. Rachel Armeson, a sophomore at Lassen High School, wrote a poem for her boyfriend, which was also submitted for publication.
Armeson’s poem, “I Love You,” was entered into the National Amateur Poetry Competition last June. In October, she received notification she was a semi-finalist. The poem is published in the “The Wishing Well Treasures” by Eber and Wein Publishing.
In addition, Armeson, 15, received a copy of her poem on a wood plaque along with a letter encouraging her to continue her writings.
“I was surprised. I didn’t expect to see my poem in a book,” she said.
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