History

Supporting Patton, surprising Churchill

Burma to Saipan. 3,277 miles or 5,274 kilometers. That’s how far away Noall Bybee has come from making it all of the way around the globe. Bybee, 93, served as an enginee ...

Civil War returns to Auburn 150 years later

Marking 150 years since hostilities ended April 9, 1865, the Civil War is coming home to Auburn in the form of a new Placer County Museums exhibit. While no battles were fought on ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 1965

Work pushed on emergency bridge Workmen were blasting and bulldozing access roads on either side of the old railroad bridge across the American River this week to make it availab ...

Coloma seizes on golden opportunity

Rich in California history, Coloma’s Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park on Saturday commemorates the momentous Jan. 24, 1848, anniversary. And James Marshall’ ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Jan. 14 and 21, 1965

Missile, 300 miles away is seen here by many residents Art Johnson was one of many Auburnites who saw the Atlas missile fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara Coun ...

Media Life: Auburncentric memories shining bright in 2015

The votes are in and Price Waterhouse has guaranteed the results for this year’s edition of the Media Life Awards – also known as the “Lifees.” It’s ...

Auburn anniversaries abound in 2015

Auburn is getting ready to mark some notable anniversaries in 2015, with fire and rebirth a major theme. This year will mark the biggest fire in Auburn history. Breaking out June ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Dec. 31, 1964

Placer designated as disaster area Gov. Edmund G. Brown yesterday designated Placer County a disaster area – and President Johnson was considering a similar move at the Fed ...

Placer High’s built-in-1936 gym getting the Crabbe Stare

Venerable. Awe-inspiring. Nostalgic. The 78-year-old Earl Crabbe Gymnasium at Placer High School inspires plenty of superlatives as visitors enter the Depression-era building and ...

Old Town’s Tsuda name gone but memories kept alive

A well-known Old Town Auburn building is undergoing major changes and is targeted for reopening in early 2015 as a bistro restaurant. Owners Patty and John Dooley have been workin ...