History

Remnants of Folsom’s once thriving Chinatown buried under brambles?

FOLSOM, CA - The planned Leidesdorff Village project, sporting 56 condominiums and a parking lot near the city’s Corporation Yard, was once home to part of Folsom’s Chi ...

Folsom relives the Pony Express

FOLSOM, CA - The clip-clop of hooves hitting pavement sounded down Sutter Street as a gathering cheered the arrival of the Pony Express. It could have been a scene str ...

Media Life: Folsom Prison’s 1954 gritty riot film resurrected

Imagine Folsom State Prison opening its gates wide for a movie shoot that revolves around a riot inside. In these days of super-secure prisons, it would be a definite no-go. Then ...

History dances in Folsom’s Pioneer Village

One of the regions premier living history museums will offer the community a night of dinner and dancing at the Pioneer Village summer event. According to organizers, a shindig is ...

Folsom plaque dedication

On May 17, a plaque was dedicated to mark the location where, in 1848, Thomas Rhoads found gold near present day Oak Avenue and E. Bidwell Street. From left are Sandra Lunceford, F ...

Explore Folsom’s Jewish heritage at new exhibit

Little known Jewish communities of the Gold Rush era are the focus of a new exhibit at the Folsom History Museum. Western States Jewish History editor Victoria Fisch wanted to bri ...

Media Life: Wild Willie Slade's 1970 hoax inspires Ophir Prison Marching Band

  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 ...

Wise Powerhouse near Auburn a hard-working PG&E, Placer County landmark

At the intersection of engineering and commerce – and Wise and Ophir roads near Auburn – Pacific Gas & Electric Co. had the foresight to create a power plant that h ...

Daytrip through Amador County

For those looking for a daytrip adventure close to home, families and friends can enjoy a day of history, nature and lunch in Amador County. Maureen Funk, Amador Council of Touris ...

Media Life: Celebrating World Series hero, boogie band, WWII hospital anniversaries

Spring training 2014 begins the dream for all major league baseball teams and their fans. And as the season opener approaches, every team – and dream – starts from the ...