May 31st, 1885
The people of Lassen County have generally taken but little interest in calling public attention to those features calculated to attract population hither. Seemingly they have been content to leave to time the problem of development and prosperity.
Still, notwithstanding the general apathy regarding these matters, outside agencies are at work which one day, with or without the assistance of the present residents, will bring Lassen into prominence among her sister counties.
Few fields for the investment of capital on this coast remain unexplored, and some of these are of such doubtful and forbidding aspect as to reflect the advantages of others.
This northern section of the State, although possessing many desirable features to recommend it to people seeking homes, by reason of its distance from the main lines of travel and markets, has in a measure been ignored in the past.
Indeed there are many Californians who do not know that Lassen County is in their state. And this ignorance is not so discreditable to them, as at first glance it might appear.
Localities as well as individuals become known by the results they accomplish, by their contributions to the general history of the world, by their influence for good or ill upon their contemporaries, more than by any mischance of geographical location. But the advantages and capacities for development possessed by Lassen County are gradually becoming known, and occasionally evidences of this fact are very unexpectedly met with.
For example apples of the very finest quality are grown in Lassen County and it is to be hoped that the development of her fruit growing resources is near at hand.
Whether any great importance is to be attached to this matter, only time can show. However, without considering the effect of its ultimate success, the positive nature of the direction by which the attention of the world is called to Lassen’s capacity for fruit raising alone, is sufficient ground for hearty congratulation.
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