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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – June 10, 1941

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Highway 395 (the Three Flags Highway south of Ravendale in 1956 ~ Photo courtesy California Department of Highways

Motorlogue Set For Lassen Scenes
June 10, 1941

Beverly Keim of Los Angeles conferred recently with George McDow Jr., secretary of the Susanville chamber of commerce, about pictures and material which he is gathering for a motorlogue of the Three Flags highway, U.S. 395, between southern California and Washington. Keim is a newspaperman.

Information collected will stress Route 395 as a high-speed highway, free from army truck movement through southern California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and into Canada. Colored motion pictures also are being taken of the scenic highlights along the route.

McDow arranged with the Lassen national forest officials for a number of views of the scenic wonders and beauties of Lassen County, to be incorporated in the motorlogue.

Harold Eugene Neff, Gaylord Clayton Bowden, Don Maxwell, Ivan Leroy Wright, all of Westwood, Ernest Peter Batal, John Vernon Peconom, Rufus Leon Connelly and Manley Wilson Inlay, all of Susanville and George Franklin Van Houton of Bieber will leave here June 23 for selective service training in various parts of the United States.

The Susanville flower show, held in the parlors of the Methodist church this week, was successful, according to Mrs. Fred J. Davis Sr., chairman of the garden section of the Monticola club, and her assistants.

Over three hundred people visited the show, coming from Reno, San Francisco, Willows, Berkeley, Milford, Likely, Alturas, Orland, Chico, Red Bluff, Litchfield, Standish, Westwood and Susanville.

Grand prize, chosen by those attending, awarded Mrs. Oscar O’Dell for a beautiful arrangement of rose-colored water lilies in a rose-colored dish. The prize was a low bowl with figurettes donated by Mrs. J. MacDonald.

Mrs. Emma Schumacher, second prize for arrangement of peonies, third to Mrs. Floretta Clark.

Men’s prizes, first, Dr. Fred J. Davis Sr., for bachelor button; second, C. W. Morrill for red rosebud, third, M. R. Arnold, poppies.

Children’s grand prize, first, Dolores Lucero, French bouquet on glass table; second, Dick Hughes; third, Frances Mueller. Junior exhibit award, Camp Fire Girls, display of wild flowers.

Ribbons awarded: Miniature, first, Mrs. Davis; second, Mrs. Bridgeford. Pyrethrum, first, Mrs. Hunt.

Delphinium, first Mrs. Hardin Barry, second Mrs. Emma McClure.

Delphinium arrangement, first, Mrs. A. J. Mathews. Delphinium, mixed, first Mrs. E. E. Smith.

Sweet Williams, first, Mrs. Mae Emerson. Columbine, first, Mrs. Emma McClure, second, Mrs. Marc Edmonds.

Dianthus, first, Mrs. Gallo. Snapdragons, first, Mrs. J. W. Crever, second, Mrs. Mae Emerson.

Roses, one bud, first, Mrs. Jack Adams, second, Mrs. C. W. Morrill.

Roses, group, mixed, first Mrs. Fred J. Davis; second, Mrs. O. S. O’Dell. One variety, first, Mrs. C. W. Morrill, second, Harry Stewart. Flower arrangement, first, Mrs. Ross Draper, second, E. W. Smith. Flower arrangement, Snapdragons first, Mrs. Mae Emerson, second, Mrs. Floretta Clark.

Flower arrangement, under twelve inches, first, Mrs. Floretta Clark, second, Mrs. W. M. Bryant. Flower arrangement of water lilies, first, Mrs. O. S. O’Dell. Dish gardens, first, Mrs. Ross Draper, second. Mrs. W. E. Hunt. Lilies, first, Mrs. Maud Wood. Cacti, first, Mrs. Packwood, second, Mrs. Tom Winchester. House plants, first, Mrs. Galloway, second, Mrs. L. Cleland.

Men’s exhibits, first, C. W. Morill, second, E. P. Honsberger.

Peonies, first, Mrs. H. L. McMurphy, second, Mrs. Perle long. Pansies, first, Mrs. Floretta Clark, second, Mrs. Bob Williams. Iris, single blossom, first, Mrs. Grace Christie. Dutch, first, Mrs. Ray Needham, second, Mrs. C. W. Morill. California Poppies, first. Mrs. Duerne, second, Mrs. E. W. Smith.

Children, first, Dolores Lucero, second, Dick Hughes, third, Cub Scouts, fourth, Davis children.

Oriental Poppies, first, Mrs. E. W. Hunt, second, Mrs. O. S. O’Dell. Iceland poppies, first, Mrs. Emma Schumacher, second, Mrs. L. Cleland.

Display of Roop’s Fort by the Native Daughters, with Georgia Jensen as chairman, was interesting and attractive. A silver tea was served from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.

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4 Responses to LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – June 10, 1941

  1. Linda Ingram Korver

    Linda Ingram Korver

    Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Center Road?

    • Susanvillestuff.com

      Susanvillestuff.com

      Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 9:30 am

      I believe this is taken about five miles north of the Rest Area on Highway 395 going to Ravendale. You are looking southeast back towards mud flat. I think… pretty sure LOL

  2. Joy Grenvik

    Joy Grenvik

    Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 7:27 am

    I couldn’t get out of Susanville fast enough .

  3. Linda Ingram Korver

    Linda Ingram Korver

    Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Center Road?

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