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From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Alfred Montgomery – Corn Artist

By Susan Couso It’s always amazing to find another very interesting individual who called Lassen County ‘home’ for a time. One of these people is well-known folk-artist, Alfred E. Montgomery,…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Great Susanville Auto Race of 1912

By Susan Couso Probably being in ‘the middle of nowhere’ has contributed greatly to the local fascination of the motor vehicle. It was a long trip to go anywhere. At…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Charles Dennison Kellogg

By Susan Couso Charles Dennison Kellogg was a very unique guy. He was born near Mineral, Plumas County in 1868, and grew up on a ranch near Susanville. His father,…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Lassen County Fair

By Susan Couso In 1878, a group of local men got together and created the Plumas, Lassen and Modoc District Fair Association. The organization was incorporated, money was secured through…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Susanville Namesake Susan Roop

By Susan Couso Just who was Susan Roop? Most of us know that she was the daughter of Isaac Roop, and that he named his town ‘Susanville’ in her honor.…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Bakersfield Slim Gang and the Constantia Caper

By Susan Couso It was about 2:00 a.m. on September 29th, 1907, when the safe at the Constantia Cattle Company Store, 7-miles south of Doyle, finally blew up with a…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Cowboy Joe Marsters

By Susan Couso Lassen County has been home to some really interesting people. Joseph Claude Marsters is one of these. He was better-known as ‘Cowboy Joe’ Marsters, and he became…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Cindercone Ballroom

By Susan Couso Edward Bass built the Cindercone Ballroom in Standish in 1929. In a mere ninety days from the start of construction the ballroom was ready for business and…

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