100 years ago
One of Johnstonville’s most worthy institutions, the Hall and Snyder Grist Mill, was torn down. An Oakland businessman bought the mill and had a demolition crew gut it, remove its machinery and transport it to the Bay Area. In the 1800s, the milling industry near Johnstonville was regarded as one of Lassen County’s most prominent industries.
90 years ago
Several minor earthquakes struck the Susanville area during the early morning hours. There were some reports of minor damage from the trembles. A group of concerned citizens walked the city streets, searching for major damage, injuries and elderly residents who might need assistance.