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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – April 15, 1926

Monday, April 15th, 2019

The newly finished Veterans Memorial Hall in 1926
~From an Eastman Studios postcard~

Legion Men Join in Ceremony at Susanville
April 15, 1926

Joining forces, American Legion men from Susanville and Reno laid the cornerstone of the Lassen Legion Memorial at Susanville yesterday, more than forty members of Darrell Dunkle post of Reno, driving up to the Lassen town.

The principal speech of the day was made by Judge Thomas Moran of Reno. He dwelt on the friendliness between the northern part of California and Nevada and paid a touching tribute to the late John E. Raker, California congressman.

H. G. Mathewson, representing the department commander of California and E. F. Koken, Lassen county road supervisor, also spoke, George Winchester, commander of Thomas Tucker post of Susanville, presided and the cornerstone ceremonies were opened with a prayer by H. C Lind, Thomas Tucker post adjutant.

The ceremonies were simple but were taken part in by all civic and fraternal orders of Susanville and legion men from Westwood attended.

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3 Responses to LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – April 15, 1926

  1. Gary Bridges

    Gary Bridges

    Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    I graduated from 8th grade with the out lying schools in 1964 in that beautiful building!

  2. Joy Grenvik

    Joy Grenvik

    Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 7:16 am

    I graduated from Eighth grade there with all the valley kids.

  3. Sandra Mills

    Sandra Mills

    Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Remember lots of activities there, public health vaccinations, campfire girls, high school dances…important building

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