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Coloma mill rises again at original James Marshall gold discovery location
Tuesday Sep 09 2014
COLOMA – Using time-tested techniques and tools, a crew of timber framers is bringing back to life a replica of the mill where James Marshall first spotted gold. Marshall&rs ...
Media Life: Auburn motorhead couple gets “American Pickers” star treatment
Friday Sep 05 2014
When “American Pickers” came calling, Auburn’s Al and Deb Casner were ready to wheel and deal – especially when it came to a rare set of wheels. The Casner ...
Old Town Auburn tunnel tales: Gold, ghosts, graffiti and glow sticks
Tuesday Aug 19 2014
The ongoing drought has created a gold mine in Old Town Auburn – literally. Yards from the giant statue of the man who discovered the glowing metal and jump-started the foun ...
Parents Club chooses 'Count Down '64 of the Del Oro Pad' as 1964 Del Oro Carnival theme
Tuesday Jul 22 2014
50 YEARS AGO July 24, 1964 -- The Del Oro Parents Club chose the theme "Count Down '64 of the Del Oro Pad," for the upcoming Del Oro Carnival. The name given to the ...
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 ...
Heritage Trail museum tour offers 20 museums from Sierra to Valley floor
Wednesday Jul 16 2014
Remnants of the Gold Rush era, transcontinental railroad history, a granite mining site and a host of other peeks at Placer County’s past are on display Aug. 2 and 3 for the ...
Nitta, Struble orchards were on farm tour
Friday Apr 25 2014
50 YEARS AGO April 17, 1964 -- The Nitta and Struble plum orchards were destinations for fruit growers participating in an orchard tour. Growers would observe "Cut and Burn&q ...
Penryn experienced widespread sewer failure in 1989
Thursday Apr 17 2014
50 YEARS AGO April 24, 1964 – Pear Psylla, the most hated insect on California pears since it got into the state in 1956, was on the loose in Placer County. The pest ...
Media Life: “Draft Day” movie has Auburn creative connection
Friday Apr 11 2014
When “Draft Day” starring Kevin Costner lights up movie screens across the United States today, former Auburn resident Gareth Smith’s work will be a big part of w ...
Edwards, Cooper were first DO grads to attend UC Berkeley
Wednesday Apr 09 2014
50 YEARS AGO April 10, 1964 -- The first two Del Oro graduates to attend UC Berkeley were Perry Edwards and Tom Cooper. The first five students to enroll at UC Davis were Anita Yo ...
Media Life: YouTube’s “The Original” gives WS100 pioneer global spotlight
Friday Apr 04 2014
A South African video production company has teamed with outdoor gear maker Salomon to share the story of pioneering Meadow Vista ultra-endurance runner Gordy Ainsleigh with the We ...
Letter from John Mehl of Anchorage: They survived Alaska tidal wave
Tuesday Apr 01 2014
50 YEARS AGO April 3, 1964 -- Mrs. Mehl of Loomis received a letter from Mr. and Mrs. John Mehl of Anchorage, Alaska stating that they survived a tidal wave catastrophe that swep ...
It’s official. Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge now a California Historical Landmark
Sunday Mar 30 2014
Newly minted as a California Historical Landmark and with a gleaming plaque to prove it, the Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge is 102 years old and far from sagging under the weigh ...
Auburn Masons to allow rare public peek at inner sanctum
Tuesday Mar 25 2014
With Gold Rush roots and a charter dated Nov. 7, 1851, Auburn’s Masonic Lodge is getting ready to celebrate renovations on its Downtown Auburn hall that retain and enha ...
Media Life: Wild Willie Slade's 1970 hoax inspires Ophir Prison Marching Band
Friday Mar 21 2014
A humbug can be defined as a hoax meant in jest. Journey with us now to the days of yore – actually the late 1960s and early 1970s – to learn about one of the ...
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