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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – April 20th, 1941

Diamond Mountain Custom Mill, 1941 ~ From the Eastman Studio's postcard

Diamond Mountain Custom Mill, 1941 ~ From the Eastman Studio’s postcard

Plant Operating Near Susanville
April 20, 1941

Fifteen hard-rock miners are employed at the new $20,000 plant of the Diamond Mountain Mine and Milling Co., which started a little over a week ago for the season.

The mill is operating for the first time since construction, with A. G. Lantz, a San Jose contractor, and Ralph Fitzpatrick, Petaluma business man, the sole owners. R. S. Barthoff, formerly of Quincy, is the superintendent in charge.

The new plant includes a ball mill with flotation equipment for the recovery of gold lost in the first milling process.

Work is in the primary stage as samples are being taken every half hour from the new ore and tailing to determine the rate of the metal production per ton. Up to the present time the re has produced about $6 per ton, but it is expected that more can be saved as the process is changed to meet metallurgical requirements.

The plant, which is on the George N. McDow Jr. property six miles north of Susanville, is equipped with a modern assay plant. Power is furnished by the rural electrification administration.

LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – April 19th, 1941

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The Lassen High marching band shows off their fancy new uniforms in this Eastman Studios photo from the early 1940’s

New Uniforms for LHS Marching Band
April 19, 1941

Seventy members of the Lassen high school band, paraded the streets of Susanville yesterday, headed by their leader and instructor, Guilbert DuMont, in appreciation of a public subscription of $1,500 which provided new blue and gold uniforms, the majorettes being attired in white satin and silver.

The high school trustees contributed $750; Rotarian, $300 and the city of Susanville, $150. The balance was contributed by clubs and lodges, with the local post of the American Legion fringed American flags on standard.

The band, rated as “superior” at recent state music meets, has been without uniforms, and as a result, was dubbed “Coxy’s Juvenile Army.”

LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – April 18th, 1939

A Lassen High track and field team in an Eastman Studios photo from the early 1940's

A Lassen High track and field team in an Eastman Studios photo from the early 1940’s

Susanville Meet Attracts Finest Prep School Boys
Invitational Event to Dedicate Field
April 18, 1939

The finest athletes in northern California, from some 20 high schools, will compete Saturday afternoon against some on Nevada’s best in an invitational track and field meet to dedicate Med Arnold Field at Susanville.

The new track has just been completed, and the dedication meet is expected to be one of the finest ever staged in that part of California.

Reno high school Huskies, with strength in the spirits and pole vault, will be powerful contenders for points, although such schools as Chico, Susanville, Sparks, Westwood, Alturas, Auburn and many more will give them a real battle.

The discus and javelin will not be part of the program, but the football throw is to be substituted.

LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – April 17th, 1941

Uptown Susanville around 1940 ~ From an Eastman Studios postcard

Uptown Susanville around 1940 ~ From an Eastman Studios postcard

Storage Tanks To Be Covered
April 17, 1941

A crew of men began work earlier this week under the direction of L. R. Cady, manager of the California-Pacific Utilities Company, building “lids” on four domestic water storage tanks, having a total capacity of 360,000 gallons of spring water.

Cady’s company plans to protect the water supply from sunlight, which is responsible for the creation of a light green moss or fungi, technically designated as “algae” on the sides of the tanks.

Another reserve reservoir with a capacity of 45,000 gallons was topped when built several years ago. The company has material on hand for the construction of a sixth storage tank to have a capacity of 185,000 gallons, and has acquired a three-and-a-half-acre piece of land near the present supply tanks upon which may be constructed a storage tank with a capacity for 1,000,000.

Already the storage capacity of the company is 1,040,000 gallons, all coming from springs in the mountains three miles in distant. Recently the company extended its water mains and power and light lines to the Winchester Subdivision, with the result a building boom has followed.

LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – April 16th, 1941

The intersection of North and Roop streets in 1941 from an Eastman Studios photo

The intersection of North and Roop streets in 1941 from an Eastman Studios photo

Plans Completed for Street Work
April 16, 1941

Surveys have been completed and bids are to be called for extensive curb and gutter and street paving activity in the city.

Cottage street is to be improved from Pine to Weatherlow, a thoroughfare where there is probably more heavy hauling than on any other street.

Lassen, Roop and Mill Streets are also to be improved. The city has ordered curbs and gutters throughout certain specified areas. The property owners are to pay $1 per running foot for the improvement, the city paying for the curbs and gutters about corners.

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