History

Downtown Auburn arts and event center to debut

Freshly rebranded and ready to start a new chapter, the newly renamed General Gomez Arts and Events Center officially debuts Saturday. In the Burns family for 130 years, the 808 L ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, March 25 and April 1, 1965

Skateboards OK, but not on busy streets Police Chief Herschel Young this week urged parents whose children are skateboard buffs to have the youngsters use their raucous toys in s ...

Media Life: Auburn stuntman helping fulfill Evel Knievel dream

When a veteran stuntman tries to do what Evel Knievel famously attempted 41 years ago and fell short of, Auburn’s Gary Davis is the expert on all things death-defying called ...

Work to start on relocated Gold Rush Museum in Auburn

Work is set to start on a new museum in Downtown Auburn. The Gold Rush Museum is expected to debut this summer after the improvements are completed. The 113-year-old depot buildi ...

The year 1941 brought World War II to Auburn

World War II came to Auburn just two days after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. That’s when men of the Army infantry were rushed here from a camp in Louisiana to protect th ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, March 11 and 18, 1965

Hell Hole damage set at $13 million By Joe Carroll American River Constructors, the syndicate building the county’s Middle Fork American River Project and headed by Kaise ...

Media Life: Movie, TV memories anchor Auburn man’s richly textured life

Open any door in Auburn – with permission of course – and there’s a story behind worth hearing. Perhaps many more. Over the past decade, Media Life has been a ch ...

Media Life: Vets gain tombstones at Weimar TB graveyard

The recent PBS TV “American Experience” documentary provided a jaw-dropping look at tuberculosis, a disease that was one of the big nightmares of past generations. Pla ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Feb. 11 and 18, 1965

Domed buildings urged for new county center By Joe Carroll A series of ultra-modern domed aluminum structures, designed to give Placer’s growing government an administrat ...

Monarch butterfly considered for endangerment status

As January drew to a close, the public comment portion of the US Department of Fish and Wildlife’s year-long study on endangerment status for the monarch butterfly has ended ...

Supporting Patton, surprising Churchill

Burma to Saipan. 3,277 miles or 5,274 kilometers. That’s how far away Noall Bybee has come from making it all of the way around the globe. Bybee, 93, served as an enginee ...

Civil War returns to Auburn 150 years later

Marking 150 years since hostilities ended April 9, 1865, the Civil War is coming home to Auburn in the form of a new Placer County Museums exhibit. While no battles were fought on ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 1965

Work pushed on emergency bridge Workmen were blasting and bulldozing access roads on either side of the old railroad bridge across the American River this week to make it availab ...

Coloma seizes on golden opportunity

Rich in California history, Coloma’s Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park on Saturday commemorates the momentous Jan. 24, 1848, anniversary. And James Marshall’ ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Jan. 14 and 21, 1965

Missile, 300 miles away is seen here by many residents Art Johnson was one of many Auburnites who saw the Atlas missile fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara Coun ...