Susanville – Shasta Street

sc2148 Lassen Lumber & Box Co. Company Cottages Homes of Employees ca 1923
Shasta Street, 1923

When Lassen Townsite’s unveiled its massive subdivision to the south of Susanville, there was a task of naming all the streets.  The streets on the northside of the railroad tracks were named after investors such as Knoch, Pardee and Minckler. The streets to the south of the railroad tracks were named after California counties.  When the Lassen Lumber & Box Company established its plant in 1918, they constructed their employee housing on the south side of the railroad tracks, it being adjacent to their mill.

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