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Lassen County History

Illustrated History of PLUMAS, LASSEN & SIERRA Counties
with CALIFORNIA from 1513 to 1850
Farriss & Smith, 1882 San Francisco

INDEX TO THE

HISTORY OF LASSEN COUNTY

Illustrations

(Illustrations for Plumas, Lassen, and Sierra Counties are all on one page)

 

DESCRIPTION of LASSEN COUNTY 329-337

Situation 329

Peter Lassen  332

Topography 329

The Lassen Road 333

Honey Lake 330

Lassen Peak 334

Resources 330

Altitudes 337

Mineral Springs 331

 

 

EARLY HISTORY OF LASSEN COUNTY 337-357

Trapping Parties 337

Locations of Land in 1856 347

Beckwourth's Visit 338

Civil Records of Nataqua 349

Fremont's Expedition 338

Meeting to resist Plumas County Authority 350

Noble's Party 339

Steps to organize Nevada Territory 352

Roop's Settlement 340

Petition to Congress 353

Beckwith's R. R. Survey 341

Laws adopted in 1858 354

Lassen's Settlement 342

Roop elected Governor 355

Settlements of 1856 343

Nevada organized 356

Uncertain Location of Boundary Line 344

Lake County set off 356

Laws of Nataqua 344

Roop County Election 357

 

THE SAGE-BRUSH WAR 358-362

Statement of E. H. Pierce 358

Conference of Nevada and California Authorities 362

Statement of Committee 360

Boundary Survey 362

Compromise Meeting 361

 

 

OFFICIAL HISTORY OF LASSEN COUNTY 363-369

Organization of the County 363

First Officers 368

Organic Act 363

New Township 368

Meeting of Commissioners 367

Court-house 368

Supervisor Districts and Townships 367

Modoc County 368

 

LASSEN COUNTY OFFICERS 369-373

County and Superior Judge 309 County Coroner 371
District Attorney 369 Superintendent of Schools 371
Sheriff 370 Supervisors 371
County Clerk 370 State Senators 372
County Treasurer 370 Assemblymen 372
County Surveyor 370 County Vote 372
County Assessor 371

 

 

THE BENCH AND BAR 373-378

Hoop County Bar 373   Superior Court 374  
District Court 374  

Biographies of Judges and Members of the Bar 374  

County Court 374  

 

 

INDIAN DIFFICULTIES 378-386

Early Situation 378

The Pah-Ute War 382

Weatherlow's Statement 379

Colonel Lander's Party 383

Death of Peter Lassen 379

Death of A. A. Painter 383

Murder of Dexter E. Deming 380

Fight near Eagle Lake 383

Petition to Governor Roop 380

Massacre of the Pearson Family 384

A Visit to Winnemucca 381

The Potato War 385
Roop calls for Aid 382

 

 

THE OVERLAND AND IDAHO ROUTES 386-387

HANGING OF SNOW, EDWARDS, AND LUCKY BILL 387-388

LASSEN COUNTY PIONEER SOCIETY 389

JOURNALISM 390-391

Newspapers and their Editors

 

JANESVILLE 391-392

TULE CONFEDERACY 392

MICHIGAN FLAT 392

BUNTINGVILLE 393

ELYSIAN VALLEY 393

SUSANVILLE 393-397

MILFORD 397-398

JOHNSTONVILLE 398

LASSEN FLUME AND LAND COMPANY 398-399

HAYDEN HILL 399

BIEBER 399-400

LONG VALLEY

HANGING OF CHARLES BARNHART

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES (see biographies)

Arnold, A. T. 400

Jones, Hon. Israel 376

Bangham, E. G. 400

Kingsbury, Edward 502

Barharn, Thomas Marion 401

Kelley, John D. 408

Baxter, John 401

Kelley, Clarence G. 378

Blake, J. C. 401

Lassen, Peter 332

Bass, Richard D. 505

Lawson, Charles 502

Bond, Jerry 401

Lindsay, F. H. 409

Branham, James 402

Litch, Andrew 409

Breed, Levi Newton 402

Long, Thomas N. 409

Bronson, P. B. 506

Long, William B. 409

Byers, James D. 402

Lowe, John, Jr. 410

Bruce, Hon. A. T. 375

Lynch, Joseph 410

Chapman, Hon. John S. 375

Meylert, G. W. 506

Chamberlin, Dr. M. P. 403

Marstella, Massillon 377

Chamberlin, Dr. P. 403

Merrill, Captain Charles A. 504

Chamberlin, R. 403

McDermott, James 410

Clark, Nicholas 506

McKinsey, N. S. 410

Crane, Hon. William H. 403

McFadden, Thomas 506

Conkey, Amos 501

Masten, J. T. 410

Dalton, E. 404

Maxwell, J. H. 411

Davis, John C. 404

Miller, Andrew 411

De Forest, Clinton, Jr. 404

Mulroney, Thomas J. 411

Dill, Andrew 404

Myers, Philip 502

Doyle, S. A. 506

Mulholland, Charles 503

Dunn, John R. 404

McClaskey, Hon. Calvin 375

De Forest, A. E. 502

Painter, S. H. 411

Epley, T. R.  405

Partridge, John C. 412

French, Thomas J. 405

Roop, Hon. Isaac Newton 412

Fry, George W. 405

Spencer, Ephraim V. 377

Garratt, J. P. 405

Sanders, T. B. 499

Glascock, Thomas Jefferson 406

Sharp, J. P. 499

Goumaz, Philip J. 406

Sylvester, A. U. 499

Greeno, George 406

Skaddan, Hiram N. 499

Hall, William H. 505

Slackford, Edward T. 500

Hurley, Dr. George 503

Smith, John P. M. 500

Hall, Wright P. 406

Spalding, Dr. Zetus N. 500

Harrison, Hon. W. R. 375

Steinberger, James M. 500

Hartson, Charles 407

Snyder, Henry 505

Hendrick, Hon. J. W. 377

Smith, Hon. Albert A. 375

Hoffman, Samuel 407

Stewart, Isaac M. 505

Hyer, D. C 407

Theodore, John 501

Hudson, Edmond 407

Titherington, David 501

Hulsmann, John F. 501

Tyler, Jerry 503

Harvey, Hon. I. J. 374

Talbot, Captain E. S. 376

Ingram, Robert 408

Ward, Hon. John S. 374

Johnson, Robert 503

Washburn, L. B. 506

Jenison, R. B. 408


A Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California
Chicago, Lewis Publ. Co., 1891