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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – March 20th, 1977

Uptown Susanville during the summer of 1975

Keep Women Member
March 20th, 1977

The Susanville Kiwanis Club has voted to keep its Kiwanis charter, but it is not asking a controversial woman member to step down.

The woman, Lassen County Deputy District Attorney Renee Roberts is controversial just because she is a woman.

The international organization has said no women can be a member, and the club could lose its charter.

Local president Dean Lucke said the matter has been referred to the club’s executive board.

LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – March 19th, 1923

Handsome Folders by Lassen County
“Lucky Land of Lassen” Is Title of Advertising Booklet Just Issued
March 19th, 1923

The Lassen county chamber of commerce has just received 8000 new folders depicting the many attractions and advantages of Lassen County. It is entitled the “Lucky Land of Lassen,” and bears a cover design showing the erupting volcano of Mt. Lassen in the distance with typical Lassen pastoral scenes in the foreground.

The folder treats of the county’s history and growth, transportation facilities, lumber industry, opportunities for recreation, climate and agricultural possibilities. It contains an interesting article on Westwood, the lumbering town of 5000 people, that is owned and operated by one company.

It contains a road map of the northern section of the state, compiled by the Westwood Auto Club, which is very complete and will be a great value to tourists visiting these mountains.

These folders will be distributed through California Inc., and Calif. Development Board. Copies will be mailed gratis by Chamber of Commerce by request.

LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – March 18th, 1961

On the yard at the California Correctional Center in 1963. The inmates are performing calisthenics, training for work with the Department of Forestry

Center to Boost Lassen Economy
March 18th, 1961

Susanville’s economy will receive a boost in excess of $3,000,000 a year from wages and purchase when the new conservation center is in full operation.

The information was released in taped radio interview between State Sen. Stanley Arnold (D), Susanville and Fred Engle, deputy director of the department of corrections, in charge of the conservation division. Arnold and Engle there will be more than 20 salaried positions in the center, 140 of which will be concerned with inmate supervision and 110 or more with maintenance, cooking, education, administration and hospital care.

According to the building contractors, progress on construction is up to schedule and they will be able to meet the date of completion slated for June 30, 1962. There will be no housing on the installation for permanent personnel, although there will be a barracks type installation for visiting corrections personnel.

LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – March 15th, 1941

A snapshot view of Lassen High School in 1941

Lassen Honors Drafted Men
March 15th, 1941

A banquet was held at Hotel Mt. Lassen Friday evening at 6:30 o’clock honoring the fourth call of draftees.

Attorney George D Pancera was general chairman. Judge Ben V. Curler was principal speaker for the evening. Attorney J. A. Pardee, member of the district appeal board of the selective training organization and Milo Massoty, commander of the American Legion, also spoke.

Dr. G. S. Martin was master of ceremonies.

The draftees left Sunday for Sacramento where they will report.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Susanville 20-30 Club and Lassen County Defense club all joined as hosts.

Father and son night was celebrated at the high school gymnasium Friday night, with sports events to entertain the dads.

Wrestling, boxing, tumbling and other entertainment, under the direction of Coach Ralph Hillsman, made up the annual sports show of Lassen high school.

LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – March 14th, 1950

Newly installed lights at Memorial Park in an Eastman Studios photo from 1951.

Susanville Park Installs Lights for Baseballers
March 14th, 1950

Baseball history is being made for Susanville this week with the installation of a 180,000 watt lighting system at the Memorial park. This will make the local diamond a class “A” ball park, and one of the best for night baseball in Northern California.

Two banks of 24 lights are being installed this week. In addition to the new lighting, two wings will be added to each side of the present grandstand, each to have a seating capacity of 400. Since the present grandstand seats 750, this means that a total of 1550 fans will be able to watch the games beginning this season.

Other improvements are slated.

The ambitious program was made possible by 16 local merchants who got behind the project and sponsored the financing of the lighting system.

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