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Lassen County Murals

Murals_in_Lassen_County Card IconMurals in Lassen County

Eagle Lake Water Tank (WT on map)
Youngs Market, Westwood (YM on map)
Map of Lassen County, Showing Susanville, Honeylake & Standish

Eagle_Lake_Water_Tank_Mural Card IconEagle Lake Water Tank Mural

A mural of trees
A mural of a field
A mural of a field
A mural of hills
A mural of hills
 

 

Susanville_Murals Card IconSusanville Murals

Map of Susanville, including street names
Map of Uptown Susanville, including street names.Map #1 - Jervie Eastman
Map #2 - History of Lassen County
Map #3 - Issac and Susan Roop
Map #4  - Cattle Ranching in Lassen County
Map #5 - Tribute to the Women is Lassen County
Map #6 - Our Ancestors, Our Future
Map #7 - History of Honey Lake
Map #8 - Logging with Big Wheels
Map #9 - Old Main Street Susanville
Map #10 - Dad Popcorn
 

_Mr._Eastman_Mural__#1_on_Map Card Icon Mr. Eastman Mural #1 on Map

A man leaning against an Eastman vehicle
Teacher Information

Susanville's history is represented in the Eastman mural. The founder of Susanville's Eastman Photography, in the 1920's, Jerrie Eastman's life is featured in two scenes. In the central scene, Mr. Eastman is leaning against a Model T Ford. The Model T was used to carry photographic equipment to shoots. A smaller mural overlapping the central scene pictures a bi-plane which may have belonged to one of Mr. Eastman's partners.

 

Links: Eastman Collection in the Online Archive of California (13218 images from his collection are available on-line)

Standards:

History and Social Science: 3.1 (1 and 2), 3.3 (1, 2, and 3), 3.5 (1, 2, 3, and 4)

Information presented on this page was researched and contributed by:

Holly Azevado
Marilyn Chapman
Heather Cluck

 

_Mural_in_the_Pioneer_Bar,_Main_Street,_Susanville__#2_on_map Card Icon Mural in the Pioneer Bar, Main Street, Susanville #2 on map

A mural of farmers working a field
A wagon full of people going past a tree
A mural of a horse drawn carriage going past a building
A rancher overlooking his live stock

Teacher Information

The oldest established business in Susanville is the Pioneer Bar. The mural represents the cowboys of the old west, a stagecoach, and covered wagons. Can you find the barefoot boy in front of the Pioneer?

Ben Barker, the artist, can be found next to the stack of logs holding a walking stick. Bill Bayer, the owner of the Pioneer, is reading a history book while deer watch from a distance. Bayer's brothers are the four men sitting on the wagon.

Source: Murals of Lassen County, Lassen County Arts Council, and Susanville, California

Standards:

History and Social Science: 3.1 (1 and 2), 3.3 (1, 2, and 3)

Information presented on this page was researched and contributed by:

Holly Azevado
Marilyn Chapman
Heather Cluck


_Isaac_Roop_and_Daughter_Susan_Roop_#3_on_map Card Icon Isaac Roop and Daughter Susan Roop #3 on map

A mural of a man and a woman
Teacher Information

Isaac Roop left his three children with their grandparents in Ohio when his wife died. He traveled to California. Susan, his first child, was born in 1841. She returned to Honey Lake Valley and her father in 1862. She kept house for Isaac at Roop's Fort.

Roop's Fort was built in 1854 by Isaac Roop, Ephrim Roop, William McNaull, Captain Weatherlow and others. It was known as Roop's House. The meadow around the house was a stopping place for pioneers traveling on the Nobles Emigrant Trail. Pioneers on their way to the Northern California gold mines could rest, feed and water their animals. They purchased provisions before completing the trip. Trade was made (whiskey, tobacco, and a few staple articles) from the town of Shasta. On April 26, 1856, the official paper declaring this area the State of Nataqua (an Indian word meaning woman or wife) was done at Roop House. The President was Peter Lassen and the Secretary was Isaac Roop. Roop House was also the site of the Sage Brush War in February 1863.

The town was first called Rooptown. It was named Susanville in 1858 to honor Isaac Roop's daughter. Susan Roop married A.T. Arnold and had many descendents who still live in the area.

Source: Murals of Lassen County, Lassen County Arts Council, and Susanville, California

Standards:

History and Social Science: 3.1 (1), 3.2 (1 and 4), and 3.3 (1)

Information presented on this page was researched and contributed by:

Holly Azevado
Marilyn Chapman
Heather Cluck


_Cattle_Ranching_Mural_#4_on_the_map Card Icon Cattle Ranching Mural #4 on the map

A mural of of a rancher driving his livestock down a road
A mural of a rancher
A mural of ranchers tieing down a cow
A mural of a man sitting at a table, a livestock market, and a meat market building
A mural of ranchers hearding cows
A mural of ranchers in front of a gate
A mural of a guy riding a bucking horse
A mural of a rancher on a horse herding a cow
Teacher Information

The history of cattle ranching is represented in this mural. The artist lived in Susanville while painting the mural. Jack Hanson, a local resident, stands at the fence with one of his sons.

Source: Murals of Lassen County, Lassen County Arts Council, and Susanville, California

Standards:

History and Social Science: 3.1 (1 and 2), 3.3 (1, 2, and 3), 3.5 (1, 2, 3, and 4)

Information presented on this page was researched and contributed by:

Holly Azevado
Marilyn Chapman
Heather Cluck

 

_Our_Ancestors,_Our_Future_#6_on_the_map Card Icon Our Ancestors, Our Future #6 on the map

Teacher Information

Seven ancestors of the Indian culture are honored in this mural. In the background is Honey Lake Valley, Thompson Peak, Mt. Lassen and the petroglyphs. The mural represents all the colors of Lassen County - the deep indigo in the sunset, the soft shades of the desert, and the frost glitter of winter.

The mural at this site is important because long ago the older Native Americans gathered here. The building once was the Golden Rule Grocery.

photo of a mural of our ancestors, our future

From left to right:

Tommy Tucker: Tommy Tucker, the first Lassen County man to die in World War I and is buried at the Susanville Cemetery.

Susie Evans: A medicine woman and basket weaver, passed stories on to Leonard Lowry who passed stories on to the next generations.

Maude Sailors: Maude Sailors worked at the age of 10, on ranches, at the mill, and as a forklift operator. Because of her way of life and her commitment to Native America, Maude is on the mural.

Grace Mike Guiterez: Grace Mike Guiterez visited with friends under the grocery store awning. Now her picture stands here. She represents her tribe at the local, the state, and the national government.

Gladys Servillican Mankins: In Janesville, Gladys Mankins sponsored the Bear Dance every year until she died.

There are more! Keep reading!

second photo of the mural Our Ancestors, our future

"Old Man Joaquin": Old Man Joaquin didn't have a first name. His name was Sau Wa-Be, which means Sagebrush. Old Man Joaquin lived near Eagle Lake in Papoose Meadows. He had many daughters. Today a large settlement of Joaquin people lives on the Rancheria.

Chief Winnemucca: A Paiute, Chief Winnemucca was the peace seeker. With Isaac Roop he signed a treaty for peace for settlers in the Honey Lake Valley.

 

Source: Murals of Lassen County, Lassen County Arts Council, Susanville, California

Information presented on this page was researched and contributed by:

Holly Azevado
Marilyn Chapman
Heather Cluck

_Lassen_County_Fairgrounds_Murals_ Card Icon Lassen County Fairgrounds Murals

A mural of people around a train
A mural of sheep near some water
A mural of 3 women with sashes around them
A mural of a man with a pig
A mural of 5 older ladies
A mural of an old street in Lassen
A mural of a lady with a horse
A mural of 2 men hauling hay by carriage in the snow
A mural of flowers
A mural of 5 different color cows
A mural of a girl with a cow
A mural of a man in a rodeo