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Wheels West Day in Susanville History – April 19th, 1941

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017


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.”

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 A digital copy of every submission will also be donated to the Lassen Historical Society for preservation in their files.

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