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Cave near Auburn soon to reveal its secrets

AUBURN CA - Tourists could soon be joining woolly mammoths, Satanists, hard rock miners and teenage partiers on the list of visitors to the Mountain Quarries Mine/Hawver Cave near ...

'Ghost train' haunting historic Placer County bridge

AUBURN CA - It’s an object of awe, fascination and wonder. Drivers were slowing on Highway 49 near the American River confluence to get a closer look. Runners and walkers’ jaws ...

Media Life: ‘Ghost train’ due to materialize on historic bridge

AUBURN CA - Things are going to get eerily historic soon on the Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge. Plans are to use some temporary railroad tracks to position a 30,000-pound, oil- ...

Media Life: Picture day at the Mt. Quarries Bridge ready to roll

Placer County's Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge welcomes back vehicles for two days. CBS 13 news anchor switching Sacramento channels. Auburn's Club Car, State Theater memories s ...

99-year-old locomotive arrives in Auburn for bridge's 100th birthday party

AUBURN CA - The last of a line of locomotives that labored in the American River Canyon as part of the mine bringing limestone out of the Cool quarry, Engine No. 22 arrived in Aubu ...

Media Life: American River canyon featured in new book

AUBURN CA - Local history is firing on all eight cylinders in a new, picture-packed book about the American River canyon. ?American River Canyon,? by Rodi Lee and Michael Lynch, of ...

Media Life: Iconic Auburn-area bridge turns 100

AUBURN CA - Whatever you may want to call it, Placer County loves its Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge. Painted, photographed and just plain admired, the span that some dare to c ...

Auburn River Festival judged wet and wildly successful, could get bigger

The inaugural Auburn River Festival made a big enough splash to have organizers already talking excitedly about next year. Guy Cables, an Auburn kayak rental business owner and me ...

Media Life: Shooting puts country legend Billy Joe Shaver’s Auburn show in jeopardy

Billy Joe Shaver is a country music legend, an original outlaw songwriter from Central Texas whose music has been recorded by the greats – from Elvis to Waylon to Willie to Dylan ...

Media Life: Western States Trail documentary to air on TV

Auburn’s endurance roots are revealed to a wide-ranging TV audience later this month when Sacramento’s KVIE airs the documentary “They Crossed the Mountains: The History of t ...