Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Lassen County

Lassen Peak
Lassen Peak in Neighboring Shasta County
1 May 2010

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox
Paul Bunyan in Westwood
24 September 2013

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.

Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
Beckwourth Trail 7Scott RoadBeckwourth TrailPOIScottBeckwourth Trail 7
Fort JanesvilleMain Street Janesville1859California758MainFort Janesville
Lassen County Courthouse 220 South Lassen StreetSusanville1917National1997001659Lassen 220Lassen County Courthouse
Lassen Emigrant TrailVeterans Lane and Bridge StreetBieber1848California763Veterans BridgeLassen Emigrant Trail
Lassen Emigrant TrailState Route 36 at Twin Peaks RoadWestwood 1848California678036-00Lassen Emigrant Trail
Lassen Emigrant Trail201 3rd StreetWestwood POI Street 03 0201Lassen Emigrant Trail
Lassen GraveWingfield RoadSusanville1859California565WingfieldLassen Grave
Lassen Trail Marker 15Punkin Center RoadThompson RanchPOIPunkinLassen Trail Marker 15
Masonic Lodge84 North Lassen SreetSusanvillePOILassen N 0084Masonic Lodge
Masonic Lodge4th and Cedar StreetsWestwood POI Street 04Masonic Lodge
Noble Emigrant TrailMemorial Park on North StreetSusanville1851California675NorthNoble Emigrant Trail
Noble Emigrant TrailUS 395Viewland1852California677395-00Noble Emigrant Trail
Nobles Emigrant Trail Memorial Park on North StreetSusanvilleNational1975000222NorthNobles Emigrant Trail
Nobles Trail 26North WeatherlowSusanville1860POIWeatherlowNobles Trail 26
Nobles Trail 27State Route 36 at Ridgetop DriveWest of SusanvillePOI036-00Nobles Trail 27
Nobles Trail 28State Route 44Lassen Nationl ForestPOI044-00Nobles Trail 28
Nobles Trail 29Bridge Creek Springs RoadLassen Nationl ForestPOI044-10Nobles Trail 29
Nobles Trail 30Bridge Creek Springs RoadLassen Nationl ForestPOI044-15Nobles Trail 30
Nobles Trail 31West Feather SpurLassen Nationl ForestPOI044-20Nobles Trail 31
Nobles Trail 32Feather North SpurLassen Nationl ForestPOI044-25Nobles Trail 32
Nobles Trail 33Crater Lake C G AccessLassen Nationl ForestPOI044-30Nobles Trail 33
Nobles Trail 34State Route 44Lassen Nationl ForestPOI044-35Nobles Trail 34
Nobles Trail 35State Route 44 Near Pittville RoadLassen Nationl ForestPOI044-40Nobles Trail 35
Nobles Trail 36Butte Lake RoadLassen Nationl ForestPOI044-45Nobles Trail 36
Nobles Trail 37Butte Lake RoadLassen Nationl ForestPOI044-50Nobles Trail 37
Paul Bunyan and Babe207 3rd StreetWestwood POI Street 03 0207Paul Bunyan and Babe
Red River Bakery311 Mooney RoadWestwood POIMooney 0311Red River Bakery
Red River Logging Boardinghouses390 Birch StreetWestwood POIBirch 0390Red River Logging Boardinghouses
Roop's Fort North WeatherlowSusanville1854California76WeatherlowRoop's Fort
Roop's Fort North WeatherlowSusanville1854National1974000516WeatherlowRoop's Fort
Standish Hall718-820 US 395 EastStandishNational2005000596395-10Standish Hall
Susanville Railroad Depot 461 Richmond RoadSusanvilleNational2001000332Richmond 0461 Susanville Railroad Depot
Westwood 207 3rd StreetWestwood POI Street 03 0207Westwood
Westwood Firehouse 206 3rd StreetWestwood POI Street 03 0206Westwood Firehouse
Westwood Rail Depot 403 Mooney RoadWestwood POIMooney 0403Westwood Rail Depot
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