History

Media Life: Future U.S. president had Del Oro High grad moment

It may be a little low in the valley and a little sparse in terms of rooflines to qualify as Ronald Reagan’s “shining city that sits upon the hill.” But Del Oro ...

All those years ago ... June 6, 1963

From the pages of the Auburn Journal, June 6, 1963 Sheriff’s officers clean out jungle; Joe Ashworth moans Sheriff’s Sgt. Jas. McNulty and his posse decided to do a ...

Retiring Placer museums director Barton ends highlight-filled tenure

Melanie Barton, Placer County museums division administrator for the past 11 years, was lauded at a retirement party Friday on the grounds of the Bernhard House complex for her hig ...

A century’s worth of road trips

Anyone who lives in Auburn, or anyone who passes through from one part of Highway 49 to another, will drive down Lincoln Way and not even realize they’re on a historical rout ...

Warning to anglers on toxic Gold Rush legacy in some fish

  It’s been 165 years since James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter’s Mill. But a toxic legacy from the Gold Country’s early days continues to ...

History steeped Auburn home now on National Register

  A house rich in history, the 118-year-old Irene Burns Home on the edge of Downtown Auburn has gained National Register of Historic Places status. Owner Donna Howell wasted ...

Media Life: Auburn photo album sparks history mystery

    Auburn’s Tori Connolly has a soft spot for old photo albums, the kind that you find at a swap meet or antiques fair that have been separated by time and circu ...

All those years ago ... May 23, 1963

From the pages of the Auburn Journal, May 23, 1963 Take no guff, Scott tells deputies Sheriff declares open warfare on roughnecks at Folsom Lake Sheriff William A. Scott yeste ...

Media Life: Wisconsin pays tribute to Auburn caricaturist

    In terms of dollars, it’s not up there in the higher echelons of the art world. A recent online auction by Live Auctioneers in Dallas, Texas fetched a final ...

Placer’s museums chief set to retire

  Melanie Barton’s final days are counting down as Placer County’s museums chief. Her last day on the job is May 31. And she recently joked in a goodbye message ...

Now quiet East Street once held a lively city park

A few times when reading accounts of life in Auburn I have come upon allusions to a place called Sierra Park, and I had always wondered just where and exactly what this Sierra Park ...

Historic Downtown Auburn Firehouse No. 1 rededicated

  Restored lovingly by volunteers over the last decade, Auburn’s “other” historic firehouse took its turn in the spotlight Friday. Built in 1888, Firehouse ...

All those years ago ... May 9, 1963

From the pages of the Auburn Journal, May 9, 1963   Sports car theft gang smashed A slick operating ring of sports car thieves who used the American River Canyon in Aubur ...

Auburn’s street names subject to the winds of fate

Some streets and street names, such as New York’s Wall Street or San Francisco’s Market Street, are impervious to change, but others are subject to the winds of fate. ...

Media Life: Filmmaker returns to Auburn hometown to show documentary

  Placer High School grad Brandon Vedder is returning to Auburn from his current home base in Los Angeles to share a film that’s already received critical kudos and wow ...