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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – March 9th, 1912

Friday, March 9th, 2018

The Emerson Hotel at the corner of Main and Lassen streets in the late 1910’s

Mariner Brings Budget of News
March 9, 1912

J. D. Mariner, the music man, has just returned from a week’s business trip through Honey Lake Valley and Susanville and reports that section a very busy part of the country. Many large deals in real estate have recently been made and a number of new buildings are in the course of construction or soon to be started among which are the new Orpheum Theatre building, Knoch addition to the Masonic temple, the new Asher building, about 100 feet front and to be built of stone, and Pardee & Bangthma building; also several new residences.

About six miles from town Galepi Brothers are erecting a large sawmill. The extension of the water system is just being completed, and Susanville is blessed with the finest cold mountain water ever drunk.

Nearly every day there are new homeseekers looking over the valley for a location. Contractors have been let for the construction of a large reservoir to be built near Janesville to store water for irrigation purposes.

In addition to the other improvements now taking place in Susanville they are soon to have a 20-piece brass band to be organized under the leadership of Walter Hastings of Reno; also a strong baseball team under the management of G. H. Smith of Susanville, who expects to send out challenges to all the best teams in this section.

The case of Editor Fred C. Sefton of the Lassen Weekly Mail against County Clerk George E. Bassett for assault and battery was brought up for the jury trial Monday afternoon, but after considerable discussion was thrown out of court.

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