Saturday, September 24, 2022

Category: History Stories

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Potato War

by Susan Couso The Washoe people had for thousands of years lived in the area around Lake Tahoe and out into the eastern flank of...

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Hanging of Lucky Bill – Part Three

By Susan Couso Click here to read Part One of our story... Click here to read Part Two of our story... On Tuesday, June 15th, 1858, the...

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Hanging of Lucky Bill – Part Two

By Susan Couso Click here to read Part One of our story... Edwards and Mullen returned from Genoa and were met with immediate distrust around Susanville....

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Hanging of Lucky Bill – Part One

By Susan Couso William B. Thorrington was lucky in many ways and was well suited to the sobriquet ‘Lucky Bill’. He was born in 1815,...

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Lynching of Holden Dick and Vicente Olivas

By Susan Couso Holden Dick was a bad man, and he spent a lot of time in the company of other bad men. He was...

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Susanville’s Railroad Era Part Two

By Susan Couso Through ‘fits and starts’ and plenty of stops, 1912 offered an abundance of hope that a railroad was coming to Susanville. By...
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