JSCNHM home • Spring 2012 • vol. 4 no. 2

Lassen County

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Big Valley Historical Museum

P.O. Box 355
Beiber, CA 96009
Phone: (530) 294-5368

The Big Valley Historical Museum

Lassen Historical Museum

P.O. Box 321
Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: (530) 257-4584
Website: http://www.cityofsusanville.net/departments/administration/community-development/parks-and-rec/museum/

Take a trip back through Susanville's history at the Lassen Historical Museum on Weatherlow Street. The state-of-the-art research and preservation facility houses 160 years of relics related to the history of the Honey Lake Valley.

Rare photos, Susanville ephemera and case after case of unique items from the archives help sketch out the history of the area from the days of the gold rush forward.

Adjacent to the museum is Roop's Fort, the oldest structure in town, built in 1854 as a trading post and ranch on the emigrant trail.

The cabin is also known as Fort Defiance for the singular role it played in the Sagebrush War of 1863. During the three day conflict Susanville residents fortified themselves in defense against a force from Plumas County.

Roop's cabin looks over Paiute Creek and Memorial Park, where thousands of emigrants camped in wagon trains on their way to the gold fields in the 1850s and 1860's.

Lassen Library District

1618 Main Street Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: (530) 257-8113
Fax: (530) 257-8115
Email: lassenlibrary@citlink.net
Website: http://lassenlibrary.org/go/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

From 1915 to 1994 the Susanville area had been served by a county library. In 1994, the county library was closed when the Lassen County Board of Supervisors decided to stop support of the library due to fiscal constraints. Faced with the closure of their library, concerned Susanville citizens moved to establish an independent library special district.

The Susanville Library District acquired the collections and furnishings of the closed county free library from Lassen County and commenced operations on September 6, 1995, in the former county library's location at Courthouse Annex on S. Roop Street. The library then moved into temporary quarters in an old furniture building at 911 Main Street until renovations were completed to their new facility. The library moved into its current location at 1618 Main Street in February 1997.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

P.O. Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063
Phone: (530) 595-6100
Fax: (530) 595-3262
Website: http://www.nps.gov/lavo/

Come witness a brief moment in the ancient battle between the earth shaping forces of creation and destruction. Nestled within Lassen's peaceful mountain forests you will find that hissing fumaroles and boiling mud pots still shape and change the land.

Lassen Volcanic National Park is a United States National Park in northeastern California. The dominant feature of the park is Lassen Peak; the largest plug dome volcano in the world and the southern-most volcano in the Cascade Range. Lassen Volcanic National Park started as two separate national monuments designated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907: Cinder Cone National Monument and Lassen Peak National Monument.




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