History

Canyon Creek Bridge near Auburn spans water, time

Rustic and solid, a new wooden bridge spanning scenic Canyon Creek in the American River canyon below Auburn is ready for crossing. The bridge is the product of a joint effort by ...

General Gomez was but one brand of Auburn’s hometown cigars

It’s been a while since I’ve smelled cigar smoke or seen a man puffing on a panatela, but there was a time before the Surgeon General’s report on the hazards of u ...

Media Life: R&B pioneer’s grave marker turns up in Auburn

It’s a mystery that has Auburn’s Brianna Rubio perplexed. Actually, many people. It started with the discovery of a grave marker in the yard of a North Auburn property ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, April 22 and 29, 1965

30 days in jail for Mrs. Baima Lillybel Baima, vegetarian, arch foe of tax-supported mental health clinics and governor of the Republic of North California, last week was sentenc ...

Media Life: Auburn’s rich history subject of new book

Want a peek at the first-known image of Auburn? It’s a drawing by a fellow named Thomas Armstrong done in 1851. Nothing but a few wooden buildings and a denuded hillside. An ...

Media Life: Auburn-created art now on U.S. postage stamp

Move over Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau. You have some illustrious company. Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea and infant member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, was  Auburn&rsq ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, April 8 and 15, 1965

Auburn has first woman mayor Selma Gordon, a brunette housewife with a deep interest in public affairs, this week became the first of her gender to be mayor of Auburn. Chosen to ...

Hink Block a home to business for more than 100 years

The Hink Block has quietly served as one of the main anchors of Auburn businesses since the early 1900s  and yet we seldom think of it as a single major building. Instead we s ...

Media Life: Historical haberdashery brings Auburn Civil War saga to life

Get the extra-thick and brightest-red felt tip pen out and mark a couple of dates on your calendar. One is April 1 – this coming Wednesday – and the other is April 9. ...

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 ...