Asa M. Fairfield was born in Massachusetts July 30, 1854. He taught for a short time in Iowa, then in various localities in
Lassen County, California from 1875-1899. He was the author of PIONEER HISTORY OF LASSEN COUNTY published by H.S. Crocker
of San Francisco in 1916. He died September 2, 1926 in Susanville, California.