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From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Ephraim Van Buren Spencer

by Susan Couso Ephraim Van Buren Spencer was one of those unique individuals who, when faced with a challenge, just found another way to achieve his goal. He came to…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Asa Merrill Fairfield

by Susan Couso Asa Merrill Fairfield is undoubtedly Lassen County’s most important historian. He lived and wrote at a time when many of the early pioneers were still alive to…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Memorial Park Canon

by Susan Couso Visitors to Susanville’s Memorial Park are greeted with a WWI relic in the form of a 155MM 1917A1 artillery piece. This howitzer was part of a plan…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Frank Cady

by Susan Couso We have some fascinating people who came from Lassen County, and Frank Randolph Cady was one of them. Frank was born in Susanville in 1915, the son…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Devil’s Corral

by Susan Couso Devil’s Corral sounds like a bit of a scary place, and indeed it was for many. As early as the 1860’s, the name has deterred travelers and…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Susanville’s Water Supply

by Susan Couso From the time Isaac Roop built his cabin, in 1854, the necessity for a water supply became evident. Roop traced Paiute Creek (then called Smith Creek) about…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Standish Colony

by Susan Couso One might wonder what an English military officer, who was born in 1584 and arrived on the Mayflower, has to do with Lassen County History. But there…

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Rosalie Alice Stratton Loveland Marr

by Susan Couso Rose was not what most people would consider a typical Victorian woman. Her grandparents were a French fur trader named Auguste Choteau, and Rosalie, the daughter of…

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