Monday, March 4, 2024

Category: History Stories

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Lassen County Place Names

by Susan Couso Lassen County has some interesting place names, and there are also many misconceptions as to where these names came from. Since we are...

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Modoc Air Rodeo of 1931

by Susan Couso Our neighbor to the north, Modoc County, has a lot in common with Lassen County. The climate, wildlife and the people are...

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Gibson Ranch

by Susan Couso Sometimes when people see a stately home, they think of how lucky the owners are. While ‘luck’ most certainly plays a part...

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Camp Fire Cabin

by Susan Couso Through the efforts of some civic minded people in our nation’s northeast, Camp Fire Girls was incorporated in 1912 to act as...

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: Crime Spree of 1926

by Susan Couso 1926 was a busy year in Susanville. There were two huge wildfires which terrorized the surroundings and even crept into the town...

From the Files of the Lassen Historical Society: The Arrival of the Automobile

by Susan Couso In 1903, when Clinton Walker arrived in the first automobile to venture into the ‘wilds’ of Lassen County, it made a huge...