Monthly Archives: July 2018

On the Trail of Peter Lassen — 3

On to Greenville! After leaving Susanville on Hwy. 36, we turned south on Hwy. 147 and drove along the east shore of Lake Almanor, then east on 89 to Greenville. In Greenville a left turn on Main St. (there’s a … Continue reading

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On the Trail of Peter Lassen — 2

No visit to Susanville on the trail of Peter Lassen is complete without a visit to Lassen’s grave. He is buried in a small Masonic cemetery about 5 miles south of Susanville. The cemetery has a charming little turnstile gate … Continue reading

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On the Trail of Peter Lassen

I am working on a picture book biography of Peter Lassen, the old Danish pioneer whose name is all over Northern California. I have written about his mysterious death previously on this blog. Today I went to Susanville to find … Continue reading

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Pulu!

File this under “You learn something new everyday.” Whenever I am looking for an article in an old newspaper (in the California Digital Newspaper Collection — a wonderful resource), my eye always strays to the advertisements. They are frequently entertaining … Continue reading

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A Grand Gala Day in Chico

It was a full day of celebration in Chico on July 4, 1888. As reported in the Chico Enterprise, Independence Day was packed with patriotic activities. Yesterday morning Chico, the “City of Roses.” looked gay, and her citizens smiled in … Continue reading

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