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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – March 26th, 1944

At the planting of the first rosebush, week of May 18th, 1944 in front of Lassen High School on Main Street.

Project Approved By Farm Bureau
March 26th, 1944

Lassen County Farm Bureau enthusiastically endorsed the Lassen Union high school project for planting vines and shrubs as a civic project. The Lassen high school student body unanimously established a new tradition requiring all seniors to plant a vine the year of their graduation as a memorial to their four years of school.

It is further planned to dedicated the years annual plantings to the heroes of world war II. Lassen is the first high school in the United States to plan such a project. Further action by the student body was to invoke a request that all freshmen must plant a rosebush, designated by the seniors their first semester in school. It is expected that thousands of vines and rse bushes will be planted in Susanville during a ten-year period, maternally contributing to the beautification of the community.

The planting days will be designated as special student events and will be accompanied by class ceremonies.

Marshel Couso
Marshel Couso
SusanvilleStuff Owner/Publisher


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