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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – January 24th, 1952

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Herlong High School under construction in 1954. From the Eastman Collection at UC Davis

Work to Commence on Herlong School
January 24, 1952

Superintendent H. Lawson Smith announced that construction of the new elementary school in Herlong will start January 7.

The $347,247 project of ten classrooms and administrative offices will house the kindergarten through part of the third grade. Provision is made for a school board and superintendent’s office which will be the administrative center of the district.

A. T. Mercier, district engineer, Housing and Home Finance Agency will be in charge of the inspection for the project. The architect is Robert Kaestner of Visalia.

Plans were developed over a two year period with the cooperation of local school officials.

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