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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – November 12, 1923

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

At the 1923 opening of the new Devil’s Corral bridge between Susanville and Westwood.

New Bridge To Be Dedicated Sunday
Susanville and Westwood to Join Forces Tomorrow for Big Celebration
November 12, 1923

The citizens of Westwood and Susanville are planning a joint celebration on Sunday at Devil’s Corral when the new concrete bridge across Susan River will be officially finished and accepted by county officials. The Lassen County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Westwood Auto club is planning a ceremony befitting the occasion.

A procession of autos from Susanville and one from Westwood will form at their respective ends of the bridge and two dainty maidens representing the two communities will meet at the center symbolizing the joining of the two towns.

Assemblyman A. J. Mathews will be master of ceremonies and Supervisor Judge H. D. Burroughs will be orator of the day. Other speakers will be: J. H. Hunter, Jules Alexander, Bert Rodman, Garfield Oates, C. H. Bridges and Charles Mitchell.

The occasion will also witness the naming, officially of the Lassen Volcanic Highway and an appropriate sign will be raised at this time. The bridge is an important link in the highway.

California highway engineers state that this is one of the most artistic bridges in Northern California and Lassen county may be well be proud of it. It was built by the Rocco Construction Co.


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