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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – April 8, 1937

The Elks Lodge in the late 1930’s from an Eastman Studios photo postcard.

Susanville Elks Plan Mothers Day Program
April 8, 1937

The Susanville Elks met Thursday evening in the Elks home on Pine street. Newly installed Exalted Ruler George Winchester presided, with 30 members present.

Plans were made to hold a Mother’s Day program in their hall om May 9. Gilbert DeBlois was named chairman of the program.

The national Elks’ convention to be held in Denver in July was discussed.

Exalted Ruler Winchester and the retiring exalted ruler Arthur Lucero planning to attend the session.

LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – April 7, 1962

The Lassen County courthouse around 1960 in a photo postcard

Lassen Deputies Claim $10,000 Overtime
April 7, 1962

The Lassen County Board of Supervisors will meet tonight to decide what to do about the claims of two sheriff’s deputies for more than $10,000 in overtime pay.

The two deputies resigned, effective April 30, after the supervisors adopted an amendment to the county salary ordinance curtailing high compensatory payoffs when employees quit. The amendment was made effective May 2.

Two other deputies with 400 hours accumulated overtime also threatened to resign.

The supervisors passed the amendment after two deputies stepped down. One collected $600 and the other got $879 for accumulated overtime.

Complicating the supervisors’ problem in the present instance is a lack of funds to pay new claims. James E. Pardee, county council, has advised the board it is legally obligated to meet them.

LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – April 6, 1955

Southern Pacific ‘Snow Special’ at Norvell Lake, 1939 ~ From the Eastman Collection at UC Davis

Snow Surveys in Lassen Show Subnormal Depth
April 6, 1955

Snow surveys of the Silver Lake and Norvell Flats areas made April 1 showed snow depths far below normal, the Lassen Advocate reports.

Silver Lake’s average snow depth was only 42 inches, 64 per cent of normal. At Norvell Flat, the average snow depth of 20 inches is only 53 per cent of normal. Water contents of the snow are correspondingly low.

The survey was made by Everett Sheldon and Ernie Draves of the U.S. Forest Service. They also inspected summer homes at Silver Lake and found no visible winter damage to any of the buildings.

LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – April 3, 1926

US Highway 395 between Milford and Janesville in 1953.

News and Notes from Milford
April 3, 1926

James Bronson of Susanville spent Wednesday night of last week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Bronson.

Irven Wemple delivered a carload of beef cattle to the Southern Pacific station at Litchfield last week.

A meeting was held at the Milford community hall Thursday evening of last week for the purpose of discussing ways and means to poison the grasshoppers this coming summer.

Mr. and Mrs. William McDermott entertained the following guests in honor of their son, Dolph: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Grove and children, the Misses Helga Jensen and Opal Elledge of Johnstonville.

Ralph King, Jr. who is attending grammar school at Susanville, spent the past week at his home near here.

The youthful members of the farm bureau dance committee are busily preparing for the dance they are giving on April 17th.

Milford farmers are rejoicing over rainfall in this section. A rain fell all day Sunday and Monday, with showers for several days after.

Kenneth Doyle accompanied his father, J.M. Doyle, down from their home in Susanville Tuesday. Mr. Doyle is our local merchant.

Mrs. Fannie Winchester of Susanville came down Saturday evening and remained until Monday morning with her daughter, Mrs. C.C. Wemple and family.

Mrs. Zoa Clayburg and daughter, Leola, spent the week-end with relatives at Bird Flat.

LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – April 2, 1947

Susanville from the air shortly after annexation showing the newly incorporated parts of the city; East Milwood, Arnold, Richmond and Fruit Growers hill.

Susanville Votes for Annexation
Big Territory Added to City
April 2, 1947

By a margin of more than two to one, residents of five Susanville additions voted themselves into the city in a special election here Tuesday.

The move increased Susanville’s population from slightly more than 1,500 to an estimated 7,500 and swelled the city’s area by more than 200 percent.

Of the 626 ballots cast, 435 were in favor of the unification and 191 were opposed. Only residents of the five affected additions were allowed to vote. The ballot was less than 50 percent of the registration list of 1,400.

Additions now within the city limits as a result of the election are East Milwood, Arnold, Richmond and Fruit Growers hill.

Main Street, the principal thoroughfare, now runs for more than a mile in the city limits. It previously ran only a few blocks within the official boundaries of the town.

The lumber mill section, which includes its own residences, was not included in the annexation move.

Among other things, the unification is expected to make the administration of schools here easier, with all elementary schools now within the city limits. Two of the largest previously were beyond the boundaries of the town.

The special election was called by the city council after petitions requesting it had been filed with the city clerk and received no protest.

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