gold rush

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Dec. 3 and 10, 1964

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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 ...