History & Culture
Ishi: Last of the Yahi
Emigrants and Pioneers
Lassen Volcanic National Park Administrative History
The Supans and Sulphur WorksMathias B. Supan came to America looking for a new life. He found one in northern California at a place he dubbed Dr. Supan's Paint Mine, known today as Sulphur Works. As the area surrounding Sulphur Works became Lassen Volcanic National Park, there was much tension between the Supan family and the park. Both parties saw potential in the Sulphur Works area. In the end, the park was able to purchase what is now a popular stop for visitors to explore Lassen's most accessible hydrothermal area. Read the Supan history to learn more.