History

Media Life: Auburn Cemetery tour to reveal major historical haunts

  Auburn’s past can be told through its cemeteries, and the Auburn Cemetery’s manicured expanse of lawn and oak-shaded headstones can yield some interesting stori ...

Placer County Museums need volunteers

There are many historic buildings and sites in Placer County, but history isn’t really about buildings or sites, it’s about people. From the Nisenan Maidu who first pop ...

Media Life: Colfax-linked movie “Spectacular Now” in theaters

  A teen-focused, coming-of-age movie with heart, “The Spectacular Now” could be this summer’s sleeper hit if audiences catch on to its indie charm. The sp ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal … Aug. 8 and 15, 1963

Spectacular fire guts Tate home A spectacular fire, fed by propane gas, gutted the home of the Milburn J. Tate family on Palm Avenue opposite the Palm Market Sunday morning. Mr ...

Factory in Auburn suburb vacant, surrounded by homes

  Take a turn on the quiet suburban Auburn side street of Herrington Drive and you’re suddenly staring at an oddity among the houses. Tucked away on about 2 acres of l ...

Check in with history at Auburn’s Freeman Hotel

In one form or another, and under one name or another, the Freeman Hotel had been an important part of Auburn for 100 years. It’s gone now, its place taken by a post office ...

Come learn what local history has to offer on The Heritage Trail

Where can you learn to split granite blocks with hand tools, get zapped by a violet ray, have your mug shot taken, trade barbs with a notorious murderer and come face to face with ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Rest of the Best revealed

The Auburn Journal readers have spoken with their list of Best of the Best favorites. The Journal has bestowed its awards. But it’s hard to move on without filling in some ga ...

All those years ago .... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Aug. 1, 1963

From the pages of the Auburn Journal … Aug. 1, 1963 Auburn Hotel sold to new corporation The Auburn Hotel, for half a century the hub of the city’s social life, wa ...

Media Life: Huell Howser, Auburn bridge forever linked via web

  The late, great Huell Howser had a way of tapping into some kind of deep-seated desire by Californians to identify with the state’s disparate points of pride - large, ...