History

Coloma mill rises again at original James Marshall gold discovery location

COLOMA – Using time-tested techniques and tools, a crew of timber framers is bringing back to life a replica of the mill where James Marshall first spotted gold. Marshall&rs ...

Media Life: Auburn motorhead couple gets “American Pickers” star treatment

When “American Pickers” came calling, Auburn’s Al and Deb Casner were ready to wheel and deal – especially when it came to a rare set of wheels. The Casner ...

Reagan plaque in Auburn highlights “Little Fair That Wouldn’t Die” quote

A new plaque will be dedicated Thursday marking a storied 1970 visit by a future president and a locally famous nickname then-Gov. Ronald Reagan gave to Auburn’s Gold County ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3, 1964

Heroic war record revealed in aftermath of hit-run case Twenty years ago this month, Roy Samuel Tillman, then a combat-hardened Army infantryman, lost two fingers and was shot in ...

A murder unremembered: Rocklin Cemetery holds a dark tale

Situated under a large oak tree in the Rocklin cemetery sits the Chateau family plot. This little obelisk which marks the spot where many of the Chateaus are buried does not have a ...

Early juries had compassion for 2 women who killed

Chivalry wasn’t dead in the early 1900s, and two cases of women who killed and walked away illustrate the point. There were mitigating circumstances, of course, and there was ...

Old Town Auburn tunnel tales: Gold, ghosts, graffiti and glow sticks

The ongoing drought has created a gold mine in Old Town Auburn – literally. Yards from the giant statue of the man who discovered the glowing metal and jump-started the foun ...

Media Life: Braves ready to honor 1914 Series champs, Placer product

A product of the rough-and-tumble gold-field village of Iowa Hill, Bill James and fellow members of the 1914 Miracle Braves baseball World Series champions are on deck to get their ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Aug. 13 and 20, 1964

With broken ankle, Pat’s in good standing Whether he likes it or not, Gov. Edmund G. “Pat” Brown is now an honorary member – in good standing – of t ...

Family business Driftwood Village marks 50 years in Auburn

Ray Thompson Jr. saw something in the former pear orchard that others couldn’t see. It was the early 1960s and Thompson, now 88, recalled that a real-estate friend wondered ...