History

Explore Victorian-style fashion at new Folsom exhibit

A new exhibit titled “Slaves to Fashion” at Folsom History Museum showcases the beautiful and extreme elements of women’s style during the Victorian and Edwardian ...

Rail history quirks and foibles aired in Auburn

Auburn’s connections to some big moments in history got their due Friday in a dual presentation revolving around building of the Central Pacific Railroad through Placer Count ...

Spirit of 49er gold fever alive and well in Auburn State Recreation Area

The glow in the sand in the water at my feet was unmistakable. Gold. Add the exclamation mark, if you wish. Less than two weeks later, I was back at the same spot at the American ...

Media Life: El Dorado County’s self-guided movie-location tour wows

Living so close to Tinseltown does have its advantages on occasion, including having a troupe of thespians filming literally in your backyard. Placer County has had its share of m ...

Folsom Railroad Museum looking to get back on track

After being closed for nearly three years, the Folsom Railroad Museum is back home in the Folsom Historic District. “The Folsom Railroad Museum is looking forward to a grand ...

Gotelli captures spirit of Santa in new book

Dolph Gotelli is known worldwide as Father Christmas because of his extensive collection of Christmas memorabilia and exhibits. Starting at the age of 6 when he acquired his first ...

Penryn’s landmark Ground Cow eatery grinds to a halt

PENRYN -- It started in Penryn in 1963 as the Ground Cow, a landmark restaurant stop promising thick, creamy 40-cent milkshakes, charbroiled burgers for six bits and ice-cold 40-ce ...

Korean War vet recalls horrific battle

Veterans Day is celebrated every year on Nov. 11, to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good ...

1964 Highway 49 bridge rubble remains a cleanup quandary

By most accounts, the Highway 49 bridge blowout of December 1964 was spectacular. Photos and video from the time show the force of a hellish torrent of water and wood collapsing t ...