Sparks Methodist Minister Attends Epworth League Meeting at Susanville
June 14, 1913
P.H. Willis, pastor of the Sparks Methodist church, returned from Susanville last night, where he has been attending the convention of the state Epworth league as a Sparks delegate. There was an excellent attendance and much benefit was derived from the convention.
Rev. Willis says that the rains of the past few weeks have proved satisfactory to the farmers of the counties in that district and that, no alfalfa having been cut, the rains of the past few days will not affect the splendid crops.
The T. B. Walker company is building a temporary sawmill at Mountain Meadows with the future intention of building a large mill at Susanville. The firm controls more than 200,000 acres of timber land in Plumas, Lassen and Shasta counties. It is stated on good authority that there is enough timber in these districts to employ hundreds of men for the next 50 years.
The Southern Pacific railroad has completed the new Lassen and Fernley branch and is confident that the future of Susanville and other towns will pay the company for the large amount of money expended.
It is said that the Walker Timber company has guaranteed the railroad 50 cars of lumber per day.