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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – April 13th, 1939

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Susanville from Inspiration Point in 1925. ~Lassen Historical Society~

Susanville from Inspiration Point in 1925. ~Lassen Historical Society~

Bootleggers Fall Into Susanville Police Net
April 13, 1926

Susanville officers have had a busy week with men accused of bootlegging. Saturday night W. N. Nelson was arrested at a Litchfield dance when he was caught supplying an Indian with booze. He was fined $75 and is still held in jail.

Early Tuesday morning Sheriff Carter and Deputy Sheriff Dozier caught W. H. Brown with a still in operation in a room built in a barn. He was fined $500 or 500 days. He hasn’t paid his fine yet.

Wednesday the city marshal caught Harry Brooks with a gallon of booze in a shopping bag. He was fined $300 by City Recorder M. R. Arnold, which he paid.

Radio Fans Hand Ultimatum to Bootlegger

Annoyed by interference allegedly coming from an electrically operated whisky aging machine, radio fans inserted the following advertisement into this week’s Lassen Advocate: “There is one bootlegger in Susanville who is known to this committee and who has a whisky aging machine. This machine is a nuisance to radio enthusiasts of Susanville, and unless this bootlegger, who is known, removes his machine from Susanville, warrants will be sworn to for his arrest for violation of the prohibition law and for violation of the city ordinance covering radio disturbance, signed, committee.”


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