History

Media Life: Historical haberdashery brings Auburn Civil War saga to life

Get the extra-thick and brightest-red felt tip pen out and mark a couple of dates on your calendar. One is April 1 – this coming Wednesday – and the other is April 9. ...

Downtown Auburn arts and event center to debut

Freshly rebranded and ready to start a new chapter, the newly renamed General Gomez Arts and Events Center officially debuts Saturday. In the Burns family for 130 years, the 808 L ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, March 25 and April 1, 1965

Skateboards OK, but not on busy streets Police Chief Herschel Young this week urged parents whose children are skateboard buffs to have the youngsters use their raucous toys in s ...

Media Life: Auburn stuntman helping fulfill Evel Knievel dream

When a veteran stuntman tries to do what Evel Knievel famously attempted 41 years ago and fell short of, Auburn’s Gary Davis is the expert on all things death-defying called ...

Work to start on relocated Gold Rush Museum in Auburn

Work is set to start on a new museum in Downtown Auburn. The Gold Rush Museum is expected to debut this summer after the improvements are completed. The 113-year-old depot buildi ...

The year 1941 brought World War II to Auburn

World War II came to Auburn just two days after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. That’s when men of the Army infantry were rushed here from a camp in Louisiana to protect th ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, March 11 and 18, 1965

Hell Hole damage set at $13 million By Joe Carroll American River Constructors, the syndicate building the county’s Middle Fork American River Project and headed by Kaise ...

Media Life: Movie, TV memories anchor Auburn man’s richly textured life

Open any door in Auburn – with permission of course – and there’s a story behind worth hearing. Perhaps many more. Over the past decade, Media Life has been a ch ...

Media Life: Vets gain tombstones at Weimar TB graveyard

The recent PBS TV “American Experience” documentary provided a jaw-dropping look at tuberculosis, a disease that was one of the big nightmares of past generations. Pla ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Feb. 11 and 18, 1965

Domed buildings urged for new county center By Joe Carroll A series of ultra-modern domed aluminum structures, designed to give Placer’s growing government an administrat ...