Lassen County Bibliography

Published works about Lassen County, California and its residents.

Historical reference books by Tim I. Purdy, Lahontan Images:
      At A Glance: A Susanville History (2005) [Web Page]
      Eagle Lake (2003)
      Fruit Growers Supply Company - Hilt-Susanville-Westwood-Burney: A History of the Northern California Operations (2000) [Web Page]
      Honey Lake Justice: The Never Sweats of the 1860s (1993)
      The Lake Almanor Story (2007) [Web Page]
      Lassen County Almanac, An Historical Encyclopedia (2002) [Web Page]
      Red River: The Early Years (2011) [Web Page]
      Red River: The Glory Years (due to be released May 2012) [Web Page]
      Sacred Heart Church - Susanville, California (1997) [Web Page]
      Sagebrush Reflections: The History of Amedee and Honey Lake (1997) [Web Page]

Frontier Times: The 1874-1875 Journals of Sylvester Daniels, by Sylvester Daniels and Tim I. Purdy. CA: Delta Lithograph, 1985.

Sixty Years of Siffords at Drakesbad, by Roy D. Sifford. CA: Lahontan Images, 1994. [Web Page]

Memories of a Rancher from the Land of the Never Sweats, by Claude C. Wemple. CA: Lahontan Images, 1997. [Web Page]

The Illustrated History of Plumas, Lassen, and Sierra Counties, with California from 1513 to 1850, by Fariss and Smith. San Francisco, CA: Howell-North, 1882. Biographies by name of prominent citizens within the three sister counties.

History of the State of California and Biographical Record of the Sierras, by J. M. Guinn. Chicago, IL: Chapman Publishing Company, 1906. A historical story of the State’s marvelous growth from its earliest settlement. Contains biographies of well-known citizens. Ray Ensing will provide copies of the biographies contained in this book. He used to require that you look up names in the book's index before contacting him. However, be sure to tell him that the website with the book's index on it is dead and perhaps he will be willing to check the index for you. Ray's email address: ray_ensing(AT)yahoo.com *replace the (AT) with an @ symbol.

The Modoc: Southern Pacific’s Back Door to Oregon, by Jack Bowden and Tom Dill. Oso Publishing Co.

Fairfield's Pioneer History of Lassen County California, Containing Everything That Can be Learned About it from the Beginning of the World to the Year of Our Lord 1870, by Asa Merrill Fairfield. San Francisco, CA: H.S. Crocker Co., 1916. Subtitled: The Chronicles of a Border County Settled Without Law, Harassed by Savages, and Infested by Outlaws.

 

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