History

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 ...

Funding pops up to replace Auburn’s stolen film plaque

When the John Travolta movie “Phenomenon” was released in the summer of 1996, some of the more urbane critics dismissed the fantasy dramedy as corn. Despite the corn c ...

Media Life: Blues-rock survivors Savoy Brown to play Auburn

Like a finely crafted, vintage guitar, the sound of a classic rock-blues band can wear the years well. With an old guitar, it’s a certain warmth in tone that comes through i ...

Thief filches Auburn’s commemorative link to “Phenomenon”

 A link to Auburn’s major movie-making past has gone missing, and Old Town wants it back. John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Forest Whitaker and Kyra Sedgwick spent much of ...

Library celebrates 20 years in Folsom

Residents are invited to help celebrate as the Folsom Public Library celebrates its 20th anniversary. Newcomers may take Folsom’s spacious public library for granted. Howeve ...

Placer County Gold Rush ghost town gets its identity back

Virginiatown has its historical mojo back. Sometime before the damage and theft was discovered in early July, someone had apparently chiseled the mortar underneath Virginiatown&rs ...

Media Life: 19th century child star ready for Auburn close-up

He’s the only baby ever to appear on a U.S. coin. He’s also a mystery man who no known portrait exists of from his adult years. There’s a town in Oregon named f ...

Folsom Care Center has long history in town

FOLSOM, CA - What’s in a name? For one local landmark care center, the name may have changed with the times, but the mission has remained the same. For the Folsom Care Cente ...

New Auburn street-name rules to emphasize history

  Developers with a penchant for getting cutesy with street names in their subdivisions are looking at new hurdles in Auburn to their own creativity. The city is moving forw ...

About 300 Folsom, El Dorado Hills area Mormons retrace steps of pioneers

Adults and youths from local chapters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints got an opportunity to experience the hardships and victories facing the Mormon immigrants w ...

Folsom Prison’s 93 executions highlighted in new book

FOLSOM, CA - Author April Moore will appear at the Folsom Prison Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, to commemorate the launch of her new book on the prison, &ldquo ...

Find the worth of your grandma’s antiques at Folsom History Museum's Evaluation Day

The Folsom History Museum’s “Out of Grandma’s Trunk Mini Evaluation Day” will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, July 20, at the Folsom History Museum, 823 S ...

On D-Day’s anniversary, the European theater still lives in the minds of Placer vets

On June 6, 1944, American and British forces conducted one of the greatest amphibious landings in the history of warfare — all in an effort to protect the freedom of the worl ...

Civil War veteran honored at Clarksville Cemetery in El Dorado Hills

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - The community gathered to celebrate the life and contributions of one local veteran nearly 100 years after his passing Saturday at the historic Clarksville Ce ...