A Lake Almanor Conspiracy

Lake Almanor, 1926.

I enjoy a good folklore story, as well the conspiracy theories. Believe me through the years, I have heard many a tall tale. Those residing in the region in what became Lake Almanor held on to their firm belief that the Lassen Peak eruptions were caused by the filling of the newly created reservoir. As John Kelley of Warner Valley recalled: “Hell, there ain’t nothing funny about that old mountain blowing up. Those power people filled that Lake Almanor down there, the water seeped back through them cracks and hit them hot rocks. That caused a lot of steam, and that old mountain just had to blow.”

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2 thoughts on “A Lake Almanor Conspiracy”

  1. I never heard that one before. What ever happened to those “Navy” ships that used to be on the lake?

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