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Preservation goal for city historian
Tuesday Mar 17 2015
In the modern world of technology and dreams of the future, one woman is making sure Auburn’s incredible history is not forgotten in the process of living daily life. The jo ...
Father's Day provides opening for dad to wear Auburn, Placer history on his sleeve
Friday Jun 13 2014
Auburn’s connection to the Gold Rush is no secret, and now one of its historic landmarks is being commemorated in the form of cufflinks, just in time for Father’s Day o ...
National Denim Day to be marked at Auburn courthouse
Wednesday Apr 23 2014
Denim will be worn to send a message today at a gathering on the steps of the Placer County Courthouse in Auburn. Members of Auburn’s three Soroptimist clubs are set to meet ...
1909 Newcastle killing recalled for Heritage tour
Wednesday Aug 05 2009
Joanie Maxwell’s love of history is landing her in jail on Saturday. But in a good way. Maxwell, who guides Old Town Auburn walking tours, will be welcoming guests inside the i ...
Gay marriage issue alive despite court decision
Wednesday May 27 2009
It’s back to the ballot again for California voters after the highest court in the state upheld Prop. 8. The November ballot measure placed a ban on same-sex marriages and follo ...
Lay off the courthouse bird-bashing
Wednesday May 13 2009
As a member of the Audubon Society and an avid “birdwatcher” since I was a young boy, I wish to add my voice to those who have come out in support of the swallows at the old co ...
Inventor offers cure for courthouse birds
Tuesday May 05 2009
An Auburn inventor is offering a customized version of his “Skunkerator” to keep swallows from returning to the Placer County Courthouse. Bill Carpenter is giving a hoot about ...
Swallows return, but ...
Tuesday Apr 14 2009
The swallows have returned to Auburn. But they’re far from home. The birds are finding a century-old welcome mat has been pulled out from under them at the Placer County Courthou ...
Courthouse museum gift shop closes
Tuesday Mar 31 2009
Auburn has lost a piece of its history. Several hundred pieces, actually, with the closure Tuesday of the Placer County Museum Gift Shop & Visitors Center. In the three years it ...
Swallows welcome to join good life on the river
Sunday Aug 31 2008
Fret no more swallow lovers and fear not that odious, acidic plop on your copper dome dear Placer Courthouse lovers. The mighty cliff swallow lives on and is welcomed with open ...
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