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Wheels West Day in Susanville History – January 27th, 1941


Board Discusses Highway Project
January 27, 1941

The board of supervisors, meeting yesterday with the highway committee of the Susanville Chamber of Commerce, agreed to cooperate in the matter of securing right of way over small strip of land necessary to the completion of the projected Feather Lake highway. The road provides an almost direct route from Hawthorne, NV, to Eureka, on the California coast, via Susanville, Redding, Mt. Shasta and way points.

The forestry service has appropriated $1000,000 for the improvement of this road, declaring that it will cut 30 miles between Susanville and Redding and 65 miles to Mt. Shasta. The highway is held of military importance because of its direct and shorter route to the Nevada arsenal and munitions depot at Hawthorne.

J. E. Bronson, chairman of the chamber committee, accompanied by Don P. Cady, the body’s president; George N. McDow, Jr., secretary, and Abe Jensen, Thomas K. Oliver and County Surveyor T. W. Ogilvie, attended the meeting and pointed out that there were 10 miles to which the road district did not have rights of way. Most of this was in the national forest reserve property and the title to rights-of-way were assured. There remained between three and four miles of rights-of-way to obtain.

The board declared that it did not know how far its powers went but that it might be counted on to lend every assistance wherever possible.

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