History

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 ...

Reader Input: Wartime memories a priceless lesson

When it comes to addressing “E.V. Cain students get firsthand history lesson,” (Journal, March 4), it is difficult to know where to begin. In no particular order, one ...

Where the streets split – Auburn’s triangle

There’s an odd-shaped piece of land, a triangle among all the rectangles, in the heart of Auburn where Lincoln Way and High Street part company. Today it is a garden and gift ...

The life and times of the Hotel Auburn

Although it was named the Hotel Auburn, everybody in town referred to it as the Auburn Hotel. Perhaps the builders chose to name it Hotel Auburn because there had been an Auburn ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Nov. 14 and 21, 1963

1,300 men work on project Placer County’s Middle Fork American Project is now employing over 1,300 men who are being paid a total of approximately $1,500,000 a month. &ld ...

They called him ‘Big Dip’ (and smiled when they said it)

Frank Dependener lived up to his nickname of “Big Dip.” He was 6-feet-7-inches tall and broad-shouldered and was one of Auburn’s most colorful lawmen. He and Sh ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Oct. 17 and 24, 1963

Jury frees John Brancu on manslaughter charge Seventy-three-year old John Brancu walked out of court a free man last week after he was found not guilty of manslaughter in the fat ...