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Wheels West Day in Susanville History – December 13, 1956

Lassen Junior College, around 1950, from an Eastman Studio postcard.

Porcupine Hunt Slated Tonight
December 13, 1956

Forestry students at Lassen Junior College are sponsoring a porcupine hunt and dance at the college tonight.

There will be three cash prizes for the person who kills and brings back the most porcupines.

The hunt will end about ten o’clock. Awards will be made at 11 for all those bringing back their dead porcupines.

Porcupines girdle some of the healthiest saplings, say the foresters, and the shoot is viewed as a conservation inasmuch as the trees girdled by the porcupines in quest of food usually die.

Wheels West Day in Susanville History – December 12, 1956

The Susanville Elks Lodge at the top of Main Street, 1955. An Eastman’s Studio photograph

Parking Meters Protest in Susanville
December 12, 1956

A group of local citizens this week gave notice that they intend to circulate a petition demanding a special election for the purpose of voting on repeal of Ordinance No. 316, the parking meter ordinance.

The notice of intention states in part: “It should be noted that this ordinance does not require parking meters to be provided in any particular place. This matter is purely discretionary with the city engineer. The result of this is that two members of the city council have places of business within the parking meter zone, yet neither of these places have parking meters in the nearby parking places.

“Within the past two years when the parallel parking on Main street was before the city, the majority of the businessmen were assured by the then city council that parking meters were not to be placed in the City of Susanville, yet now, with less traffic in the City of Susanville than there was two years ago, we now have parking meters.

“The parking meter program now in effect in the City of Susanville allows for great injustice, discrimination, and inequities to prevail.

“It is not believed that the traffic and parking problem in Susanville is such as to warrant the installation of parking meters. And it is further believed that the presence of parking meters in the business district of the City of Susanville will encourage shoppers to trade at stores out of the parking meter area, and in stores away from the proximity of the City of Susanville.”

Harold L. Abbott is the attorney for the proponents.

Wheels West Day in Susanville History – December 11, 1949

The ladies from the Susanville Soroptimists in the 1953 Christmas parade.

Susanville Plans Christmas Party
December 11, 1949

Susanville volunteer firemen are going to erect a giant Christmas tree Sunday at the intersection of Main and Lassen streets. Members of the fire department will go out in the woods and get the tree which will be donated by the Paul Bunyan Lumber Co.

Plans are also being completed for the annual Christmas tree and theater party sponsored jointly by the volunteer fire department and the Sierra theater, Friday, Dec 23.

A movie show will be given at 10 am. For all pre-school children; those through the fourth grade and for students of Honey Lake Valley schools. At 1 p.m. of the same day another show will be given for fifth, sixth, seventh and eight graders.

All other school students may see the show at 3 p.m. Harold Grayson, assistant fore chief, will be in charge of the affair. The firemen will distribute candy and fruit to the youngsters at the parties.

Wheels West Day in Susanville History – December 8, 1920

A photo postcard of uptown Susanville around 1920, ~courtesy California State Library, Digital Collection

A photo postcard of uptown Susanville around 1920, ~courtesy California State Library, Digital Collection

Chamber Directors on Inspection Trip
December 8th, 1920

President Charles S. Knight, J.C. Durham and J. R. Van Nagell, delegated by the board of directors of the Reno chamber of commerce to inspect the Bly irrigation project, returned to Reno late last night with considerable first-hand information on the subject. On Monday they stopped in Honey Lake valley, looked over some of the land included in this project and talked to several of the land owners.

The chamber officials were shown how important this project is to the farmers of the Honey Lake valley and also to this entire agricultural region.

A meeting was held Monday night with the board of directors of the Susanville chamber of commerce, at which were discussed various questions regarding the irrigation project and other important problems of cooperation between Reno and Susanville. Mr. Durham explained in detail the road-building program in Washoe county with especial reference to the hard-surfaced road that is being planned between Reno to the California line near Verdi.

Representation of the Susanville chamber of commerce was requested on the trip tomorrow to Fallon, and it is expected that one or two men will accept the invitation.

The party found considerable snow at Susanville and colder weather than at Reno. The ground is saturated with water and the roads are heavy.

We are always looking for new pictures to preserve and share in our historical photo collection and we would love to see yours.Your picture will be added to our digital archive for future use and we will make sure you receive credit whenever possible. Email your contribution along with your name and a short description of what you’ve sent to webxtra@susanvillestuff.com. A digital copy of every submission will also be donated to the Lassen Historical Society for preservation in their files.

Wheels West Day in Susanville History – December 7, 1936

A snapshot view of Lassen High School in 1941

A snapshot view of Lassen High School in 1941

Night School for Lassen Aliens to Start Next Month
December 7, 1936

A night school for Lassen county aliens who desire to apply or have applied for United States citizenship will be started in January, with classes being held two evenings a week in the Lassen Union high school under the direction of E. A. Hansen.

Plans were inaugurated recently at a conference attended by W. J. Kane of Reno, acting inspector in charge of immigration and naturalization services; Judge Gladys S. Burroughs, Lassen county superior court; W. C. Mass, county superintendent of schools, and I. V. Funderburgh, principal of the Lassen Union high school.

Judge Burroughs has conducted two naturalization proceedings during her period of office on the bench and she stressed the great need for a citizenship school in this district.

Thirty pupils are available at the present time and it is believed that the number will increase before the school gets underway.

We are always looking for new pictures to preserve and share in our historical photo collection and we would love to see yours.Your picture will be added to our digital archive for future use and we will make sure you receive credit whenever possible. Email your contribution along with your name and a short description of what you’ve sent to webxtra@susanvillestuff.com. A digital copy of every submission will also be donated to the Lassen Historical Society for preservation in their files.

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