Here’s the first special event, wakeboarding extravaganza presented by The Lassen County Farm Bureau and organized by Nick McBride and Willis Dow, Rock the Wake 2012 took place on June 16th, 2012 in Susanville, CA. Pro Wakeboarders from all over the region took to Emerson Lake on the Diamond Mountain Golf Course and entertained the crowds with wakeboarding, sliders and double-ups from 3pm to 8pm. The after party/dinner took place at Lassen Ale Works and the night really kicked off in the Willow Room at Diamond Mountain Casino. Truly a day to remember.
Lassen County is a county located in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,895. The county seat and only incorporated city is Susanville.
Lassen County comprises the Susanville, California micropolitan statistical area. A former farming, mining and lumber area, it has an economy today dependent on employment at two state and one federal prison; the former two in Susanville and the latter in Herlong. In 2007 half the adults in Susanville worked in one of the facilities.
Lassen County was formed on April 1, 1864 from parts of Plumas and Shasta counties following the two-day conflict known as the “Sagebrush War”, also called the Roop County War, that started on February 15, 1863. Due to uncertainties over the California border, the area that is now Lassen County was part of the unofficial Nataqua Territory and Roop County, Nevada during the late 1850s and early 1860s.
The county was named by European Americans after Peter Lassen, along with Lassen Peak, which is in adjoining Shasta County. Lassen was one of General John C. Fremont’s guides, and a famous trapper, frontiersman and Indian fighter. He was murdered under mysterious circumstances near the Black Rock Desert in 1859, and his murder was never solved.