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This Day in Susanville History – August 29th, 1879

The south shore of Eagle Lake in the 1930's, from an Eastman Studios postcard.

Catfish for Lassen Waterways
August, 29th, 1879

The catfish for Susan river and Eagle Lake, in Lassen county, says the Reno Gazette, came up on the lightning this morning. They arrived in splendid condition, only one death having occurred on the trip.

The fish were taken from San Francisco creek, in Alameda County, Cal., and forwarded in barrels of water. The water was changed every two or three hours on the trip. T. B. Sanders, of Susanville was waiting here to receive them, and left this morning with his finny freight.

The transportation of four barrels of live fish in water over mountain roads is necessarily slow, so they will not reach their destination before Monday noon. The distance is about ninety miles. The toughness of catfish is almost equal to that of the stories that are told concerning them, so there can be little doubt of the success of the attempt to stock the waters of Lassen County.

Since the California Commissioners supply fish for nothing when used to stock the public waters of the State there should be no barren lakes and streams in California.


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Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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