90 years ago
The Lassen Grain and Milling Company began flour production with a capacity of 50 barrels of flour a day. The newspaper reported when another mill opened in the Honey Lake Valley before the year ended, the two mills engaged in “grain wars.” Each mill was determined to capture the biggest share of the highly competitive flour market.
65 years ago
County landlords had to register at the courthouse under the laws stated in Maximum Rent Regulations. When the Sierra Army Depot opening was announced, a ceiling was placed on county rents after it was declared a Defense Rental Area.
Susanville residents met at the Rest Room on Main Street to discuss the possibilities of opening a sawmill, box factory and a planing mill just outside the city limits. District Attorney Pardee headed the meeting and said businessmen from Pittsburg, Penn. And Klamath Falls, Ore. wanted to build a mill, which would provide nearly 75 jobs if the town could donate the land.
115 years ago
George Nelson, of Adin, broke his back when he was thrown into a fence while riding one of his ranch cows. He was unable to move and laid there for two days before a friend discovered his dead body.
115 years ago
Tom Chow, a Chinese cook, shot and killed Tom Luey, a Chinese waiter, at the Johnstonville Restaurant.
Chow, who was fired earlier that morning by owner Bob Johnston, walked into the restaurant’s dining room and shot Luey in the leg. The bullet pierced an artery, causing Luey to bleed to death. Sheriff Cady later apprehended Chow walking through the neighborhood with the gun.
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