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This Day in Susanville History – June 22nd, 1929

'Vic's Store on Wheels' Standish, ca.1920

Notes from the Honey Lake Valley
June 22rd, 1929

Polish Colony Head is Held
Another echo of the plan of Stanislaus Przbysz, priest of a Polish church, to establish a colony of Polish farmers in the Honey Lake Valley was heard yesterday when Przbysz was held at San Francisco by postal authorities on a ‘minor’ charge, pending a further inquiry into his financial operations.

Under his plan several hundred Polish settlers were to have been brought from eastern states to settle upon a large area of Lassen County lands north of Susanville.

The California real estate board interfered upon the ground that the lands are unsuited for farming purposes. The postal authorities started an investigation when complaints were made that the value of the lands had been misrepresented.

Przbysz’s ignorance of land values and farming conditions are asserted by some to have misled him in his undertaking.

Milford Well Looks Promising
The test well being drilled on the Roy Harwood ranch near Milford looks promising. A depth of ninety seven feet had been reached Monday with a large quantity of water encountered.

Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Metz who have been living on the Willis Brockman ranch in Milford moved to Susanville last week. Mr. and Mrs. Brockman moved to their ranch Wednesday.

Irvin Blancher, Claude Wemple and family, motored to Pyramid Lake Sunday and attended a rodeo at the T.H. ranch.

Miss Theo Tremain, who has spent several months here with her sister, Mrs. J. Irvin Wemple, departed last week for San Jose to join her mother, Mrs. Maud Tremain.

Murray Wemple of Marysville and Lester Raker of Chico are spending a vacation with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Raker.


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Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
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