History

Rail history quirks and foibles aired in Auburn

Auburn’s connections to some big moments in history got their due Friday in a dual presentation revolving around building of the Central Pacific Railroad through Placer Count ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Jan. 16 and 23, 1964

Wildcat strike halts project tunnel work Officials of American River Constructors and the Construction and General Laborers Union were meeting in Sacramento yesterday in a determ ...

Spirit of 49er gold fever alive and well in Auburn State Recreation Area

The glow in the sand in the water at my feet was unmistakable. Gold. Add the exclamation mark, if you wish. Less than two weeks later, I was back at the same spot at the American ...

Auburn anniversaries abound in 2014

Aug. 3 and 4 will mark the 40th anniversary of Gordy Ainsleigh’s pioneering run with the horses — and epic 100-mile test of will from high in the Sierra to Auburn that ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Jan. 1 and 8, 1964

Uno Hebuck follows hobby of compiling baseball data Uno Hebuck of Roseville, an old-time baseball player and manager in the Placer-Nevada, Sacramento Rural and County leagues, is ...

Media Life: Looking back on an extraordinarily Placerific 2013 Media Life

After a conspicuous absence last year on the Auburn end-of-year social calendar, Media Life’s Lifey celebration of things Auburncentric and awards ceremony returned to the Au ...

Media Life: El Dorado County’s self-guided movie-location tour wows

Living so close to Tinseltown does have its advantages on occasion, including having a troupe of thespians filming literally in your backyard. Placer County has had its share of m ...

Placer County Museums need used tablets

Have you asked Santa for a new iPad or Android tablet this Christmas? If you stayed off the naughty list and he brings you what you want, what are you going to do with your old one ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Dec. 12, 19 and 26, 1963

Hell Hole blast is studied The freak explosion at Hell Hole which killed a county water project worker last Thursday still was under investigation by state and county authorities ...

Media Life: New book roadmaps Placer’s historic “Rails, Tales and Trails”

  While most history writers stick to doing their rambling through dusty tomes, Granite Bay’s Bill George has taken the roadbed less taken to author “Rails, Tales ...