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Auburn has well-stocked bomb shelter at Placer High. Now what?

AUBURN CA - Placer County Museums might have some space for Placer High School?s Cold War bomb-shelter artifacts. The bomb shelter supplies, locked away for perhaps a half-century ...

Media Life: Placer Museums set to show off county’s weird, wondrous side

AUBURN CA - When you have 15,000-plus objects stored or displayed in your collection, there just has to be some oddballs. For Placer County Museums, those are the weird and wonder ...

Auburn event to commemorate California women’s suffrage centenary

The centenary of women’s suffrage in California will be celebrated Saturday in Auburn with a step back in time. Using the historic Placer County Courthouse as a backdrop, the Pl ...

1909 killer’s Auburn ‘home’ a highlight of Heritage Trail tour

Joanie Maxwell goes back to jail this weekend with a smile on her face. Maxwell has donned a rooster-feathered hat and clothing in the style of a circa 1910 Placer County woman fo ...

Media Life: New Deal a big deal again in Placer County

The Great Depression is getting a whole lot more respect these days. Stuffed into the back of the closet for decades like a musty pair of work boots that had long worn out their w ...