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Media Life: Historical haberdashery brings Auburn Civil War saga to life
Friday Mar 27 2015
Get the extra-thick and brightest-red felt tip pen out and mark a couple of dates on your calendar. One is April 1 – this coming Wednesday – and the other is April 9. ...
Civil War returns to Auburn 150 years later
Wednesday Jan 28 2015
Marking 150 years since hostilities ended April 9, 1865, the Civil War is coming home to Auburn in the form of a new Placer County Museums exhibit. While no battles were fought on ...
Reader Input: Archives seeks information on DeWitt
Wednesday Jan 07 2015
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 ...
New Placer museums chief breathing life into history
Sunday Jul 20 2014
Placer County’s museum artifacts are turning up in the darndest places. In the Placer Herald newspaper office in Rocklin, chairs once occupied by its 19th-century publisher ...
Swallows return to courthouse perch
Tuesday Jun 10 2014
Squatters are staging a live-in at the Placer County Superior Courthouse, but their presence isn’t posing much of a burden to court staff or museum visitors. Much like with ...
Reader Input: Folks related to Alma Bell murder case sought
Wednesday May 21 2014
On the evening of June 5, 1909, Alma Bell shot Joe Armes through the heart with a .32-caliber revolver. He died almost instantly. The trial that followed was covered by newspapers ...
Historic Auburn depot, giant statue could get new owner
Wednesday Mar 05 2014
The Auburn Chamber of Commerce and Placer County are exploring the possibility of turning the chamber’s Lincoln Way headquarters into a museum after the business organization ...
Auburn’s Firehouse No. 1 and the ‘Rattler’
Wednesday Oct 02 2013
Last week we debuted our online feature – You Name it and Place it -- done in part with the Placer County Museums department. We posted a historical photo from the area and a ...
You name it and place it!
Wednesday Oct 02 2013
Take part in our weekly mystery photo contest, where thanks to the folks at the Placer County Museums department, we’ll post an unidentified historic photo from the area. ...
Media Life: Auburn Cemetery tour to reveal major historical haunts
Friday Aug 23 2013
Auburn’s past can be told through its cemeteries, and the Auburn Cemetery’s manicured expanse of lawn and oak-shaded headstones can yield some interesting stori ...
NOON HOUR UPDATE: Placer County Museum administrator retires; Auburn councilman recounts China trip and the home show kicks off this weekend
Thursday May 16 2013
Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what w ...
Auburn saloon, circa 1900-1910, suggests another mystery
Tuesday Mar 05 2013
The writing on the top of this photograph indicates this may be the Union Saloon in Auburn. But we at Placer County Museums have learned over the years to question such labels beca ...
Plan to honor athletes trudges on
Tuesday Aug 18 2009
More than two-dozen concerned citizens attended Tuesday’s Endurance Capital Committee meeting, many unhappy with the Downtown plaza’s sports focus. Committee members attempted ...
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