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Wheels West Day in Susanville History – May 22, 1951

An aerial view of Memorial Park in 1951 ~ Detail from an Eastman Studio postcard.

An aerial view of Memorial Park in 1951 ~ Detail from an Eastman Studio postcard.

Selections Made For Susanville’s ‘Little League’
May 22, 1951

Four teams were picked Monday night for Little League baseball, averaging 18 players for each team. Teams were chosen from the more than 200 boys between the ages of 8 and 12 years.

Remainder of the boys not making the four teams were chosen for farm teams, giving all the boys a chance to play baseball.

Managers bought the players with points, each manager being allowed 36,000 points with which to buy 18 players, starting at 50 points for younger players and averaging up to 1,000 for older boys. Each manager paid 10,000 points for two pitchers.

Little League baseball will officially open Monday evening, June 4, on the Little League field near the Lassen Lumber & Box Co.


We are always looking for new pictures to preserve and share in our historical photo collection and we would love to see yours.Your picture will be added to our digital archive for future use and we will make sure you receive credit whenever possible. Email your contribution along with your name and a short description of what you’ve sent to webxtra@susanvillestuff.com. A digital copy of every submission will also be donated to the Lassen Historical Society for preservation in their files.

Wheels West Day in Susanville History – May 19, 1941

The intersection of North and Roop streets in 1941 from an Eastman Studios photo

The intersection of North and Roop streets in 1941 from an Eastman Studios photo

News Reviewed At Susanville
May 19, 1941

Mrs. Maud E. Tombs, Lassen county clerk, entertained earlier this week at her home on Roop Street, on the occasion of the birthday anniversary of her daughter, Miss Mardelie McCleland.

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Trussell entertained recently in Johnstonville in honor of Mrs. John Volner, who has been visiting here from Tule Lake.

Lassen county stockmen have sold to the United States army about 20 head of horses for the remount service. The sellers included Ralph Blosser, William Bailey, Bert Jensen, Don Wemple, Masten Ramsey, Ceryl Schott, Rube Lyons, Norris Gerig, Elbert Spraker and the Clarke Stock Company.

Mrs. Roita Wilbur of Janesville has received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Eva Gordon, 78, in Muskegon, Mich., a week ago. She was born in Milford and was the widow of Frank Hostetter of that place. She was proprietor of several silver fox farms in Texas and in Traverse City, Mich.

E. F. McCarthy, vocational agriculture instructor in the Lassen Union high school, reports that horses and stock from Fallon and Carson City have already filed entry in the rodeo and racing program next Saturday by the schools’ Future Farmer organization.

Entries are promised from Reno. Greenville, Cedarville, Adin and Alturas already have entered show stock in the rodeo.


We are always looking for new pictures to preserve and share in our historical photo collection and we would love to see yours.Your picture will be added to our digital archive for future use and we will make sure you receive credit whenever possible. Email your contribution along with your name and a short description of what you’ve sent to webxtra@susanvillestuff.com. A digital copy of every submission will also be donated to the Lassen Historical Society for preservation in their files.

Wheels West Day in Susanville History – May 18, 1939

The Susanville Airport in the early 1940's

The Susanville Airport in the early 1940’s

Flyers Buys Airplane
Lassen Club Receives Training Ship
May 18, 1939

A new training plane is being purchased by the Lassen Flying Club, and will be brought here Monday, it was announced Saturday.

The plane will be brought in by Al Reese, club instructor, Leslie Mastolier, and Frank Knapp, who are now in San Francisco purchasing the new model, which will be equipped with hydraulic brakes, a long range compass, and a steerable tail wheel.

A new hangar, and improvements on the local field are almost completed, Ed Church, president of the flying club said.


We are always looking for new pictures to preserve and share in our historical photo collection and we would love to see yours.Your picture will be added to our digital archive for future use and we will make sure you receive credit whenever possible. Email your contribution along with your name and a short description of what you’ve sent to webxtra@susanvillestuff.com. A digital copy of every submission will also be donated to the Lassen Historical Society for preservation in their files.

Wheels West Day in Susanville History – May 17, 1938

Diamond Mountain Custom Mill, 1940
From the Eastman Archives at UC Davis

Holmes Plans Wide Program
Work is Pushed on at Diamond Mountain
May 17, 1938

Extensive development of the Art Greig property, five miles south of Susanville on Diamond Mountain, is being mapped by John Holmes and associates following preliminary work on the claim.

The claim is located across the road from the old Lone Pine property which established a mint record in the Susanville district 40 years ago, and good pannings are being obtained, according to the Lassen Advocate.

Construction of a 40-ton mill is contemplated. A definite footwall of granite has been reached at a depth of 15 feet, and the vein is from four to six feet wide. The ore shoot has been stripped for a distance of 200 feet in both directions from the shaft.

The property, according to Holmes, is on a direct line from the old Arkansas property on Gold Run Creek. The vein has a mother lode trend, northeast and southwest, about 30 degrees east.

Holmes and his associates have taken a lease and option on 225 acres of the Greig holdings. A spring believed large enough to furnish ample water for development of the property is located about a quarter of a mile above the workings.


We are always looking for new pictures to preserve and share in our historical photo collection and we would love to see yours.Your picture will be added to our digital archive for future use and we will make sure you receive credit whenever possible. Email your contribution along with your name and a short description of what you’ve sent to webxtra@susanvillestuff.com. A digital copy of every submission will also be donated to the Lassen Historical Society for preservation in their files.

 

Wheels West Day in Susanville History – May 16, 1937

Susanville's Veterans Memorial Hall on Main Street, late 1930's

Susanville’s Veterans Memorial Hall on Main Street, late 1930’s

Lassen Veterans Will Aid in Scout Camp Construction
May 16, 1937

Thomas Tucker Post No. 204 American Legion will send a work party to join with legionnaires from Reno and Westwood to Silver Lake on June 5 and 6. The volunteer workers will spend the two days putting the camp site in shape for the Boy Scouts.

The party from the local post will consist of Carl Metcalfe, Carl Fisher, Gene Shoupe, Bill Banigan, C. W. Corson, George Winchester, Homer Vincent, Marc Edmonds, Milo Massoty, Gene Alrich, Fred Hansen and Zhait Barraca.

Voting unanimously to contribute $100 to the swimming pool project the local Legion post met Wednesday.

At the same time plans were laid for Memorial Day exercises. Services will be held at the grave of Thomas Tucker with the local post joining the Veterans of Foreign Wars in the exercises.


We are always looking for new pictures to preserve and share in our historical photo collection and we would love to see yours.Your picture will be added to our digital archive for future use and we will make sure you receive credit whenever possible. Email your contribution along with your name and a short description of what you’ve sent to webxtra@susanvillestuff.com. A digital copy of every submission will also be donated to the Lassen Historical Society for preservation in their files.

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