History

When moving pictures came to Auburn

It wasn’t too long after the birth of the film industry at the turn of the 20th century that Auburn joined the rest of the nation in welcoming a new form of entertainment: th ...

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

From the pages of the Auburn Journal, Sept. 19 and 26, 1963   Logger is first fatality on project The first on-the-job fatality connected with the Placer County water pro ...

Placer County Gold Rush ghost town gets its identity back

Virginiatown has its historical mojo back. Sometime before the damage and theft was discovered in early July, someone had apparently chiseled the mortar underneath Virginiatown&rs ...

Legendary locomotive to return to Colfax

A storied diesel locomotive is making a return visit to Colfax next month. Historic Southern Pacific No. 6051 will be showcased during Colfax Railroad Days, coming up Saturday and ...

Media Life: 19th century child star ready for Auburn close-up

He’s the only baby ever to appear on a U.S. coin. He’s also a mystery man who no known portrait exists of from his adult years. There’s a town in Oregon named f ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Sept. 5 and 12, 1963

Playland operator tosses in towel James H. Clark’s “Fern’s Playland” on the banks of the American River near Auburn apparently is a thing of the past. F ...

Gold Rush era graveyard for sale

A piece of Gold Rush history is for sale in Loomis. A one-acre parcel near Folsom Lake that contains five graves is on the market. Tammy Sommer, of Loomis, lives near the propert ...

Historic eatery had other, earlier roles

We know it as Mary Belle’s, and it’s been Mary Belle’s since 1962 when Mary Belle Medin moved her operation from the old Koffee Kup on Lincoln Way to what had bee ...