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Wheels West Day in Susanville History – November 14, 1953

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

An early photo of Lassen High School on a picture postcard

Lassen Plans School Event
November 14, 1953

An historical pageant and “open house” will feature the 50th anniversary of the founding of Lassen Union High School November 19. This will be preceded by a turkey dinner.

Plans are being finished by the celebration’s sponsors, the Parent-Teacher Association, faculty and students.

The pageant will show the school’s history since its beginning, September 14, 1903, when two faculty members conducted classes in the old Washington Grammar School.

Many alumni are taking part in reconstructing the story of the early days. Inspiration for the festival was given by Principal Clinton B. Nielson.

Posters under the direction of Mrs. George Pence. Window displays about town with Mrs. Wells Whitney in charge. Costuming is under the direction of Mrs. Lewis. History and research, Mrs. Poulsen.


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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4 Responses to Wheels West Day in Susanville History – November 14, 1953

  1. Donna Weeks

    Donna Weeks

    Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 6:41 am

    I have a Picture of my grandmothers graduating class from the front of the school. Must have been in early 1900’s

  2. Fred Pace

    Fred Pace

    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Jeremy: You are doing a great job. I had to comment on the picture because I couldn’t remember the occasion. We will try to get a little support $ to you soon. We do really enjoy your photos. Keep up the good shots.

  3. Fred Pace

    Fred Pace

    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 8:15 am

    I think the photo was taken much before 1953. That was the year I graduated.

    • Jeremy Couso

      Jeremy Couso

      Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 10:15 am

      Hi Fred! Lots of times I dont have a specific photo to go with these old newspaper stories so I just get as close as I can. In this case the story was talking about a celebration of the high school’s history so I picked a really old picture of the school to go with it. Of course I am sure there are people out there with lots of old photos of town I could use for these ‘Days in History’ and they should send them to me! 🙂

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