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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – December 6, 1936

Fruit Grower’s Mill in 1936 from an Eastman Studio postcard

Susanville City Council Approves Street Program
December 6, 1936

Susanville City Council has approved a project for improving streets to remove the danger to pedestrians caused by sections that have deteriorated or have been upraised by tree roots. Emulsified asphalt will be used to patch and smooth the surface of the walks needing attention.

City Engineer Martin J. Tilley reported that the work of sealing the cracks in the pavement on Pine and Weatherlow streets had been completed. An ordinance was introduced providing for the installation of a stop sign at the intersection of Weatherlow and North.

The council reached a decision that gasoline tank trucks could not park on Susanville streets but agreed that Main street parking should be regulated by the state highway department.


LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – December 3rd, 1920

A photo postcard of uptown Susanville around 1915, ~courtesy California State Library, Digital Collection

Chamber Directors on Inspection Trip
December 3rd, 1920

President Charles S. Knight, J.C. Durham and J. R. Van Nagell, delegated by the board of directors of the Reno chamber of commerce to inspect the Bly irrigation project, returned to Reno late last night with considerable first-hand information on the subject. On Monday they stopped in Honey Lake valley, looked over some of the land included in this project and talked to several of the landowners.

The chamber officials were shown how important this project is to the farmers of the Honey Lake Valley and also to this entire agricultural region.

A meeting was held Monday night with the board of directors of the Susanville chamber of commerce, at which were discussed various questions regarding the irrigation project and other important problems of cooperation between Reno and Susanville. Mr. Durham explained in detail the road-building program in Washoe county with special reference to the hard-surfaced road that is being planned between Reno to the California line near Verdi.

Representation of the Susanville chamber of commerce was requested on the trip tomorrow to Fallon, and it is expected that one or two men will accept the invitation.

The party found considerable snow at Susanville and colder weather than at Reno. The ground is saturated with water and the roads are heavy.


LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – December 2nd, 1936

A snapshot view of Lassen High School in 1941

Night School for Lassen Aliens to Start Next Month
December 2, 1936

A night school for Lassen county aliens who desire to apply or have applied for United States citizenship will be started in January, with classes being held two evenings a week in the Lassen Union high school under the direction of E. A. Hansen.

Plans were inaugurated recently at a conference attended by W. J. Kane of Reno, acting inspector in charge of immigration and naturalization services; Judge Gladys S. Burroughs, Lassen county superior court; W. C. Mass, county superintendent of schools, and I. V. Funderburgh, principal of the Lassen Union high school.

Judge Burroughs has conducted two naturalization proceedings during her period of office on the bench and she stressed the great need for a citizenship school in this district.

Thirty pupils are available at the present time and it is believed that the number will increase before the school gets underway.


LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – December 1st, 1940

Susanville’s City Hall and Fire Station in 1947 from the Eastman Studios archive at UC Davis.

Funds Assure Fire Protection
December 1st, 1940

With raising of more than $700 by popular subscription in the residential districts outside the city limits, permanent fire protection is assured that area, according to members of the Johnstonville Grange of which Mrs. Sarah Buffum is master.

The money, secured by popular subscription by Supervisor Tro Emerson, member of the grange, not only assures the use of seven state forestry division fire trucks and keeps two paid men in call at all times, but forms the nucleus for including a similar sum annually in the county budget for fire protection in nearby rural districts.

The state forestry in the past has discontinued fire protection service with the end of the hazardous summer season. The interest shown in providing fire protection will result in the tax payers of the district dividing the burden thereafter.


LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – November 30th, 1936

Washington School on Cottage Street c.1940 ~Courtesy of UC Davis, Special Collections

Lassen Schools Plan Many Events Before Christmas
November 30th, 1936

An extensive program of extracurricular activities has been scheduled at the Lassen Union high school and Junior College between now and the Christmas holiday.

The first event will be the annual parents’ and sons’ banquet and entertainment to be sponsored by the Future Farmers of America, Friday, December 4, in the school gymnasium.

On December 5, 14 students will represent the school at the student conference to be held in Redding under the direction of the Y.M.C.A. The conference will feature a study of student problems.

The senior play. “The Last of the Ruthvens: will be presented on Friday, December 11, and on the following day six students will attend the California Scholarship Federation conference at Corning. The federation membership included students with high scholastic standings.

The last week of school before the holidays will be unusually busy. The Dixie Jubilee singers, famous entertainment group, will give a public performance at the school on Monday, December 14. The Block L Society’s fathers and son’s night program featuring boxing, wrestling, tumbling and other gymnastics, is scheduled for December 16, and on December 17 the Christmas assembly program will be presented.

A mother’s and daughter’s banquet on December 14 will be sponsored by the 3-A club.

School will be dismissed on December 18 for the holidays and will resume on Monday, January 4.

The new activities period schedule at the school went into effect yesterday providing a period on two days of the school week during which pupils will make up school work and hold conferences with their teachers. The schedule was arranged for the convenience of students who have outside of town and who are unable to remain after school, but it applies to all pupils.


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