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Wheels West Day in Susanville History – April 18th, 1939

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

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.


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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