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From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Murder of Constable Stacy Baccala

by Susan Couso It was June of 1932. Normally, this time of year brought a surge of hope for new life and new opportunities, but this was in the midst…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Susanville’s Memorial Park

by Susan Couso Every town needs a city park, a place for citizens to gather and recreate. Not long after Susanville was incorporated in 1900, residents began to think about…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Staff Sergeant Margaret Conklin

by Susan Couso Throughout history, as men went off to war, the women who were left behind had to take over roles that they would not normally have had to…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Maud Tombs

by Susan Couso Maud Tombs was one inspiring woman! She was born Maud Edna Long in Susanville in 1875. Her parents were John Thomas Long and Margaret Emily Owen Long.…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Golfing in Susanville

by Susan Couso It is generally accepted that the game of golf was created way back in Scotland in the Middle Ages. In Lassen County, it got a late start,…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Jackson Pollock

by Susan Couso Jackson Pollock made a huge impression in the art world with his abstract impressionism style of painting. His unique work, which appears to most to be paint…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Joachim Kroeger and The Susanville Brewery

by Susan Couso As news of the California Gold Rush surged around the globe immigration increased dramatically, and California was the place to make a fortune. The fortune-seekers soon learned…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Isaac Roop’s Fort

by Susan Couso Since Isaac Roop built his cabin in the summer of 1854, it has undergone numerous changes. Most probably, the little cabin only had one door, on the…

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