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Museum to show Gold Rush in new light
Thursday Jul 09 2015
For years, the Placer County Gold Rush Museum has offered visitors an up-close look at the history behind the California Gold Rush. In just a few months, an updated version of the ...
All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Dec. 3 and 10, 1964
Wednesday Dec 03 2014
Christmas tree detective work The United States Forest Service confiscated some 485 Christmas trees which had allegedly been cut illegally in the Pilot Creek area of the Eldorado ...
Humbug Day in North Bloomfield a blast from the past
Friday Jun 20 2014
Last Saturday marked the 48th Annual Humbug Day in North Bloomfield, just over an hour outside of Auburn, but well worth the drive. While Malakoff Diggins State Historical Park is ...
‘Gem of the Foothills’ turns century-and-a-half
Wednesday May 21 2014
Newcastle, which bills itself as “the Gem of the Foothills,” closed off the town square to traffic on Sunday as folks from across the area came to celebrate the sesquic ...
Spanish Flat: One of Auburn’s richest gold fields
Wednesday Apr 30 2014
You’ve probably been there but didn’t know it. If you’ve been to the post office on Nevada Street or to DMV or the train station, you’ve been to Spanish Fla ...
Masons, grocers, undertakers and native sons: a short history of Auburn’s Willment Building
Wednesday Apr 16 2014
All old buildings have had many lives and sometimes changed their faces to meet the times. Auburn’s Willment Building hasn’t changed its looks much, and it has an addit ...
Gold Country couple strike $10 million gold-coin bonanza
Tuesday Feb 25 2014
LOS ANGELES — A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins ...
Placer County real estate prices on way up
Wednesday Nov 20 2013
Placer County real estate values continued to rise in October, prolonging a high rebound that started early in the year. The median price for a home in the county jumped in Octobe ...
NOON HOUR UPDATE: Power line project causes concern in Meadow Vista; See’s Candies fundraiser to begin in Auburn and local stages light up with performances
Thursday Nov 14 2013
WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: There’s a large project underway to put power lines under ground in the Meadow Vista area. However, some local residents have not been entirely h ...
There’s still gold in these hills
Thursday Oct 24 2013
COLOMA -- Marshall Gold Discovery State Park is nestled among the Sierra Nevada foothills in the same spot where James W. Marshall discovered gold in 1848 and ushered in the dawn o ...
Warning to anglers on toxic Gold Rush legacy in some fish
Thursday May 30 2013
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 ...
Jewish pioneer cemeteries of Mother Lode tell culture tales
Wednesday Aug 22 2012
As a photographer, I’m always on the lookout for interesting places to photograph, and I have discovered cemeteries make great subject matter. You learn a lot about a culture ...
Gold panning spikes in Auburn State Recreation Area rivers
Wednesday Mar 07 2012
AUBURN CA - Rivers in the Auburn State Recreation Area have been getting a workout from pans and hands. Supervising Ranger Scott Liske said that he’s witnessed a spike in pannin ...
Golden memories at Gold Rush Classic
Tuesday Aug 16 2011
Brendan Moore knew there was only one thing to do after a devastating 1-2 punch to his girls soccer team and the town of Galt early last week. So he dyed his Mohawk bright red, coa ...
Media Life: Gold Rush grub with a twist of Lyme
Thursday Jan 15 2009
Today’s California cuisine is a long way from a Hangtown fry or other Gold Rush grub but it traces its roots to mining communities like Auburn and Coloma (and Deadwood and Murder ...
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