Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Happy Easter!!!! I hope everyone had nice day, we did.
Here is a photo of the Lassen County Courthouse. I peaked inside the window and was shocked to see a metal detector by the front door. Its been awhile since I have been to the courthouse, so it was interesting to see that in place. I posted a photo of the detail work above the front entrance a few weeks ago. You can see that here:
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Susanville's newest eating establishment is located in front of the High Country Inn. The owner and chef, Serge Marchale, has international experience. While I haven't eaten there yet, I have heard great things about the restaurant. The menu changes alot (something unheard of in Susanville!) and has a variety of items. This place was the Apple Peddler and before that the Country Kitchen.
Friday, March 14, 2008
One of the drawbacks to living in a rural area are travel time for kids athletics. This Douglas County, NV bus is parked in the High Country Inn parking lot while the kids are playing sports. These kids probably drove 3 hours to get here. The drive home tonight might be longer, we have had heavy snow flurries today.
The High Country Inn is the newest hotel/motel in Susanville. The other motels are pretty old, most are from the 50s and 60s and look a bit dated.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
So until I can get out and get some new photos, I will post some oldies (new to SusanvilleDailyPhoto).
This is a sign in Lassen County along the Nevada border. Its a very rural area road, its not even paved. Part of it is gravel, but the Nevada side is dirt. Its located behind the Herlong Army Base and Herlong Federal Prison.
Monday, March 10, 2008
I didn't get a chance to run by the courthouse today. I will try to get there in the morning and post a new photo here.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
The Lassen County Courthouse is a great old building. There is some controversy surrounding the courthouse these days. The state has ordered Lassen County to build a new courthouse. This old courthouse is too small, has security flaws, etc.
The unfolding drama is whether the county must return the courthouse to the family that donated the land. The family contends that if this parcel of land is not used as a county courthouse, it is to be returned to them. The county of course wants to hold onto the land.
I think this building would make for an amazing library, or museum, or both. We will see what happens in the coming months. I will post a photo of the entire building tomorrow.
For more info on the matter, check out this article:
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
On Saturday we stopped to take a photo of Black Butte, an extinct volcano near Mt. Shasta. It looms over I-5 as you pass Weed, CA. Northern California is home to many volcano's in the Cascade Mountain Range, most are extinct. The Cascades start in Canada and wind their way through Washington, Oregon, and into California.
-- Geographic Setting, Geologic and Eruptive History - Two of the main eruptive centers at Mount Shasta, the Shastina and Hotlum cones were constructed during Holocene time, which includes about the last 10,000 years. Holocene eruptions also occurred at Black Butte, a group of overlapping dacite domes about 13 kilometers west of Mount Shasta. ... The extrusion of the domes about 9,500 years ago was accompanied by the formation of pyroclastic flows which extended more than 10 kilometers south and 5 kilometers north of the domes. -- Excerpt from: Miller, 1980, USGS Bulletin 1503
I found that excerpt at:
For information on scenic volcano drives in California, check here: