History

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 ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, March 25 and April 1, 1965

Skateboards OK, but not on busy streets Police Chief Herschel Young this week urged parents whose children are skateboard buffs to have the youngsters use their raucous toys in s ...

The year 1941 brought World War II to Auburn

World War II came to Auburn just two days after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. That’s when men of the Army infantry were rushed here from a camp in Louisiana to protect th ...

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 ...