History

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 ...

Reader Input: Fight to keep Auburn special

I am sending this out to all concerning the Dewitt Theater. I have just read a very disturbing comment from a reader who does not know what he is talking about (“Theater buil ...

Reader Input: There’s money to be made in retro

Regards: Loss of an historic district. Alert town leaders. Wealth abounds in the Americana fashion trend. Anything and everything in the Americana spirit is all the rave and craz ...

Reader Input: Preserve our bit of history

I recently attended an extremely enjoyable concert Saturday held at the Music & More Theatre. It perfectly set the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day activities and in a setting ...

Reader Input: So sad to see Auburn devolve

Well, well, well! So the Placer County supervisors have chosen money over history and small organizations and businesses who now have to move (“Speed bumps emerge in Costco c ...