135 years ago
Leo Button, an old Honey Laker who has now taken up his abode at Silver Lake in Oregon, made a visit this week, and brought back with him a wagonload of furs and buckskins.
The furs he shipped to New York and the buckskins he sold to Sears, the Susanville glove maker.
He had also among his wares the pelt of an enormous grizzly, which he captured himself. At sight of the pelt, we felt like climbing a tree. Lee is a very successful hunter and trapper.
125 years ago
In consequence of many sheep being driven into this section for summer range, the grocers are doing an extra business in their line. We notice an almost continual string of wagons and pack animals going out into the mountains loaded with flour, bacon and other camp necessities.
A barn belonging to E. Laner at Adin was burned some two weeks ago. A cow and a fine merino buck valued at $300 were also burned. The loss was about $1,800. It is thought to be the work of an incendiary and a man has been arrested on suspicion.
70 years ago
From the Advocate: After numerous complaints about the smell of outdoor toilets and cesspools and reports of people dumping bath water, Donald P. Cady, attorney for the Susanville Sanitary District, issued a statement urging residents to conform to the district’s ordinance pertaining to plumbing and sewage connections.
The ordinance requires every home and business within the sewer district to have a complete plumbing system and hookup to sewers.
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