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Wheels West Day in Susanville History – January 18, 1948

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Susanville Chapter of the Future Farmers of America in 1948. Left to Right, seated: Don Gelmstedt, Bev Farwell, Stuart Robinson, Mr. Kinsey. Left to Right standing: Ray Boneck, Wallace Nye, Wilbur Stampfli, Jimmy Fraley, Lee Ragsdale, Ralph Fouse.

Susanville Chapter of the Future Farmers of America in 1948. Left to Right, seated: Don Gelmstedt, Bev Farwell, Stuart Robinson, Mr. Kinsey.
Left to Right standing: Ray Boneck, Wallace Nye, Wilbur Stampfli, Jimmy Fraley, Lee Ragsdale, Ralph Fouse.

Lassen Youths Enter Contest
January 18, 1948

Wallace Nye, senior FFA member, and Jim Fraley, junior member, will represent the Lassen county FFA chapter at the public speaking contest in Alturas on January 24. Subject of Nye’s talk is soil erosion and Fraley will speak on cooperative marketing.

Participating in this contest will be representatives of FFA chapters in Tulelake, McArthur, Cedarville, Alturas and Susanville.

Winners of this contest will go to Redding for the regional meet. Winners of the six regions will compete in the state contest, and first place in the state FFA public speaking contest will receive $100 and second place $50.

At the national convention, winners of each of the state contests will compete for top honors in the nation. The national convention is held in Kansas City each year in the fall school term.

Last year Ed Zangger represented the local chapter and placed second in the California contest.

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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9 Responses to Wheels West Day in Susanville History – January 18, 1948

  1. Sandy Shaffer

    Sandy Shaffer

    Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    No I don’t I think one my be rated to a friend of mine. Yes they did.

  2. Marilyn Comber

    Marilyn Comber

    Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Sandy Shaffer do you know any of them? Kids looked a whole lot healthier back then.

  3. Elaine Jacobs

    Elaine Jacobs

    Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Gary Stampfli

  4. Sandy Shaffer

    Sandy Shaffer

    Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Karen Stampfli McGowan

  5. Alison Guzman

    Alison Guzman

    Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    There’s that Daddy of yours. Handsome man!!

  6. Kathy Robinson Paulson

    Kathy Robinson Paulson

    Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    My Uncle is in this picture, love seeing these pictures!

  7. Sherrie Thornton

    Sherrie Thornton

    Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Tarah Sullivan-Baumiller your grandpa is in this picture.

  8. Fred Pace

    Fred Pace

    Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Great picture. I knew all of the fellas. I was a freshman the next year.

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