History

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 ...

Reader Input: Archives seeks information on DeWitt

Since retiring from the staff of the Auburn Library at the end of December 2013 after many years of service, I have become a volunteer at the Placer County Archives, which is part ...

How a saloon keeper changed the look of Old Town

If you’ve stood at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Sacramento Street in Old Town, you may have wondered about the unusual street configuration that leaves a roughly trian ...

Reader Input: Commerce before history

My thoughts on the “Music and More vs. Costco” issue is that it is just easier to cite possible lawsuits, insufficient space and other reasons that have been used than ...

No love lost between Sheriff Boggs and lawbreaker Barter

Placer County is seldom mentioned in the annals of the Old West’s pantheon of lawmen and gun fighters despite the fact that Auburn’s J.C. Boggs was one of the era&rsquo ...

Reader Input: Story reprint disgusts reader

I have enjoyed your articles on “All those years ago...,” however I would like to express my disgust with one of the articles that was reprinted from the Nov. 5 and 12, ...

Reader Input: Auburn awash in rich history

Thank you, Gus Thomson, Anne Papineau and Al Albertazzi for all your articles on the history of Auburn. There is so much Auburn history you could each write about it every day an ...

4 score and a lot of great memories of foothills

When you’ve hit the age of 80 and still live in Auburn, there’s a lot that you can look back on. There are a lot more people in town, traffic’s faster, prices are ...

Reader Input: Newcastle history-rich

A big, hearty thank you to all the family members, friends and business people who generously scoured their closets and boxes searching for old photos about Newcastle. We have scan ...

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 ...