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This Day in Susanville History – July 22nd, 1924

In 1922 the Lassen County Fair was held right in the middle of Main Street in uptown Susanville

Pageant to Depict History of Lassen
Hundreds of People to Take Part in Re-Creation of Pioneer Days
September 27th , 1924

Lassen County’s colorful history is to be portrayed for the first time by a pageant as one of the features of the annual Lassen county fair to be held September 12-14.

The pageant will be under the direction of the Monticola Club and American legion auxiliary of Susanville, and is now being written by Miss Lenala Martin, county librarian.

Several hundred actors will be used in the production, and northern California will be searched for pioneer vehicles and equipment.

The story will begin with the first inhabitants of Lassen county, the Indians, and follow through the exciting days of exploration, settlement, political and Indian wars to the present age of industrial development and modern advantages. A period of approximately 75 years of history will be paraded before the eyes of the spectators.

A.M. Fairfield’s well known book on the history of Lassen county will be closely followed in writing the pageant. Famous characters, such as Peter Lassen, Governor Roop and Susan Arnold, for whom Susanville was named, will be shown in leading parts. Chief Winnemucca, the famous Piute Indian leader of the early days, will also be portrayed.

It is planned to have the pageant at night in the ball park, where lights can be arranged and seating arrangements made for a large crowd.

We are always looking for new pictures to preserve and share in our historical photo collection and we would love to see yours.Your picture will be added to our digital archive for future use and we will make sure you receive credit whenever possible. Email your contribution along with your name and a short description of what you’ve sent to A digital copy of every submission will also be donated to the Lassen Historical Society for preservation in their files.


Don’t know how to scan your photos?

Our friends at the UPS Store have offered to professionally scan your vintage photo submissions for free. Just stop by 2850 Main Street in Susanville and they will be happy to help you.



Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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