History

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 ...

The Orleans Hotel: An evolving landmark now gone

It’s glory days were back when the main means of travel was horseback, wagon or stagecoach – back when Auburn was truly a crossroad of the northern mines, back when Sac ...

Media Life: Dutch Flat, Gold Run, Towle get their due in new book

Art Sommers has made a second career out of giving Placer County-area residents a glimpse into their past through his collection of historic postcards and photos. Sommers has spen ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, 1963

Volunteers gather to finish murdered patrolman’s house Family to be in by Christmas By Joe Carroll They used to think of Truckee as a tough railroad town. If the truth ...

Media Life: Tourism article could spark search for 42-foot naked man

Ouch. It’s always a big deal when Auburn gets written up in the pages of a big-city newspaper. By big city, we’re talking about the rarified air of an L.A. or New Yor ...

Auburn once had a thriving Chinatown

In 1983 the Auburn Journal noted that “Old Auburn alone in the hills is almost the sole heir of (Chinese) memories. Here in small houses on a hillside, a few Chinese remain.& ...

Media Life: Gold Hill history awash with samurai, silkworms

  GOLD HILL – Just a couple of meandering miles along Cold Springs Road from Coloma sits one of those Gold Country treasures that reminds visitors just how historically ...

Remembering ‘the day the world stopped’ 50 years ago

  For those alive on Nov. 22, 1963, news that President John F. Kennedy had been shot is burrowed deep into youthful memories. Today, five decades later, the assassination o ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Nov. 28, 1963

From the pages of the Auburn Journal, Nov. 28, 1963 Santa’s postponed arrival rescheduled Friday night Santa Claus, aided and abetted by the merry merchants of Auburn, wi ...