1918 Solar Eclipse

Main Street, Susanville, 1918.
While Monday’s eclipse is still fresh in most people’s memory, the 1918 eclipse was very similar across the United States. Locally, the Lassen Advocate newspaper of June 14, 1918 reported: The eclipse came on time last Saturday and smoked glasses—and noses—were in evidence. The Advocate force was too busy to take more than a squint at the phenomenon and consequently you know as much about it as they do.


One thought on “1918 Solar Eclipse”

  1. Tim,what a great photo!
    There must have been an eclipse in 1927-1929,for I remember the smoked glass routine. Thanks for the memory. Art

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