History

Auburn focus in HBO Golden State Killer documentary

The Golden State Killer lurked in the shadows of California's consciousness for much of the 1970s and 1980s. But when ex-Auburn Police Officer Joe DeAngelo was arrested in Apr ...

Remember This? Business buzz strengthens on Highway 49

By 1972, commercial development was branching out of the Downtown Auburn core onto Highway 49 and reshaping how Auburnites did business. That move included Montgomery Ward. This ...

Media Life: The Worst of Auburn

Thumbing through umpteen magazines or surfing the Web, you’re bound to find a plethora of ‘best of’ lists. But the Media Life way of looking at the world als ...

Explore the life of a Chilean miner

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park will explore the experiences of miners who came to California from Chile. The cultural diversity that typifies present-day California b ...

Media Life: History for sale at Auburn’s ‘big yellow house’

If you drive through the Lincoln Way-Auburn Folsom Road intersection — or walk it for that matter — it’s hard to miss. Many call it the Big Yellow House, for lac ...

Modern phones, train wrecks and a mysterious death

Editor’s note: The following news articles have been taken from the Auburn Journal archives with light editing. To comment on Vintage Auburn, contact staff writer Tessa Margu ...

Media Life: Name that Auburn landmark

Admit it. “Recreation Park”  is one bland moniker. Kind of like naming it “Park Park.” Come to think of it “Park Park” might be an improv ...

Remember This? Auburn’s State Theatre suffers major facelift

The story of the State Theatre in Downtown Auburn got much worse in 1974, when the bulldozer moved in and the hammer came down on the once-proud art deco movie house. It had been ...

Vintage Auburn: Smoky skies, joyriding and a new tow truck

Editor’s note: The following news articles have been taken from the Auburn Journal archives with light editing. To comment on Vintage Auburn, contact staff writer Tessa Ma ...

Media Life: Never-before-seen Cash, Folsom Prison images unearthed

When the doors of Folsom Prison swung shut and the heavy metal banged loudly, Johnny Cash famously turned to photographer Jim Marshall and grimly remarked: “That sounds omino ...

Remember This?: Old Town fire threat as real now as then

They don’t fight fires they way they did in this classic news photo from the Auburn Journal archives. But the danger of Old Town Auburn burning is as real as it was then as ...

Media Life: Journey back in time to 1936’s Gold Rush Revival

The photo has a storybook quality — peopled with images that Thomas Kinkade could have incorporated into his fanciful 1988 painting of Old Town Auburn now displayed at t ...

Fireworks and smokes

Editor’s note: The following news articles have been taken from the Auburn Journal archives with light editing. To comment on Vintage Auburn, contact staff writer Tessa Margu ...

Remember This? 1978 Cop Classic photo captures future killer, future sheriff

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol had a friendly rivalry going in the 1970s that found an outlet every winter on the basketball court. The ann ...

Drowsy driver, cemetery rededication, pre-dawn raid, elevator

Editor’s note: The following news articles have been taken from the Auburn Journal archives with light editing. To comment on Vintage Auburn, contact staff writer Tessa Margu ...