Lassen County, California

Lassen County is situated far to the north, adjoining the state of Nevada. It has an area of 4,750 square miles, of which fully three-quarters is mountainous. Its population in 1880' was returned as 3,340, but is now estimated at 5,500. The county seat is Susanville, in Honey Lake valley, at an elevation of 4,184 feet above the sea level. Despite the high altitude the climate is not severe. The leading industries are stock-raising and lumbering. The mountain grasses are peculiarly nutritious, and large herds graze in a country so rough that it would be the despair of the cattlemen of the plains. The foot-hills are covered with valuable forests of sugar and yellow pine, cedar and fir. Fruit-growing is receiving much attention. The assessed valuation in 1889 was $2,527,449.


Source: California State Gazetteer and Business Directory 1890, Volume II, R. L. Polk & Company, 1890.

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