Fruit Growers comes to Susanville

Fruit Growers Supply Company, 1922.
In the fall of 1919, Susanville was filled with excitement when the Fruit Growers Supply Company accepted the residents offer of $40,000 to locate their lumber mill in that community. It was not all that long ago, when they had lost the opportunity of the Red River Lumber Company to locate there. To understand how big a windfall to have Fruit Growers is that the company would initially employ 1,500 people, more than the population of Susanville.


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