Harold Frodsham was general manager of the commercial and mercantile departments of the Red River Lumber Company in Westwood, California, from the mid-1920s until 1934, when his position was eliminated. Frodsham, from England, died in Susanville, California in 1958; he had lived in Westwood and Susanville since the early 1920s.
The Red River Lumber Company was organized in 1883 in Minnesota and began acquiring northeastern California timberland in 1894. The Company began construction of Westwood, its company town in southwestern Lassen County, California, in 1912; the lumber mill at Westwood was essentially completed by 1918 and operated until the mid-1950s.
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