Due to uncertainties over the California border, the area that is now Lassen County was part of the unofficial Nataqua Territory and Roop County, Nevada during the late 1850s and early 1860s. Lassen County was formed on April 1, 1864 from parts of Plumas and Shasta Counties following the two-day conflict known as the "Sagebrush War."
The county was named after Peter Lassen, along with Lassen Peak, which is in adjoining Shasta County. Lassen was one of General John C. Fremont's guides, and a famous trapper, frontiersman and Indian fighter. He was murdered under mysterious circumstances near the Black Rock Desert in 1859, and his murder was never solved.
In 1913 the Fernley & Lassen Railroad was built and would tap the large timber supplies of Lassen County. The Red River Lumber Company built the town of Westwood to support their massive logging operation. The Lassen Lumber & Box Company and the Fruit Growers Company both operated mills in Susanville for several decades.
Adapted from Wikipedia.
Sequenced By Name
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|Fort Janesville||1859||Main Street||Janesville||California||758|
|Lassen County Courthouse||1917||220 South Lassen Street||Susanville||National||1997001659|
|Lassen Emigrant Trail||1848||State Route 36 at Twin Peaks Road||Westwood||California||678|
|Lassen Emigrant Trail||1848||Veterans Lane and Bridge Street||Bieber||California||763|
|Lassen Grave||1859||Wingfield Road South of Diamond Mountain Golf Club||Susanville||California||565|
|Lassen Trail: Westwood||201 3rd Street||Westwood||POI|
|Nobles Emigrant Trail||1851||Southeast Corner of Memorial Park on North Street||Susanville||California||675|
|Nobles Emigrant Trail||1852||US 395 (PM 80.5)||Viewland||California||677|
|Nobles Emigrant Trail||Near Northwest Entrance To Park On Route 44||Lassen Volcanic National Park||National||1975000222|
|Nobles Trail 27: Fork in the Road||State Route 36 at Ridgetop Drive||West of Susanville||POI|
|Nobles Trail 28: Big Spring||State Route 44||West of Susanville||POI|
|Nobles Trail 29: First Nobles Pass||Bridge Creek Springs Road||West of Susanville||POI|
|Paul Bunyan and Babe||207 3rd Street||Westwood||POI|
|Red River Bakery||311 Mooney Road||Westwood||POI|
|Red River Logging Boardinghouses||390 Birch Street||Westwood||POI|
|Roop's Fort||1854||North Weatherlow Between Main and Nevada||Susanville||California||76|
|Roop's Fort||1854||North Weatherlow Between Main and Nevada||Susanville||National||1974000516|
|Standish Hall||718-820 US 395 East||Standish||National||2005000596|
|Susanville Railroad Depot||461 Richmond Road||Susanville||National||2001000332|
|Westwood Firehouse||206 3rd Street||Westwood||POI|
|Westwood Rail Depot||403 Mooney Road||Westwood||POI|