Friday, December 2, 2022

Category: History Stories

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...

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

By Susan Couso By 1890, the railroads were the height of progress and economic stability. Everyone wanted a railroad in their area. The Gilded Age,...

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Susanville Post Office Safe

by Susan Couso The Lassen County Historical Society is always thrilled to have a piece of our history returned to its ‘roots’. This safe was...

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Lassen County Fair

By Susan Couso In 1878, a group of local men got together and created the Plumas, Lassen and Modoc District Fair Association. The organization was...