folsom history

Archeologists, volunteers sift through history

In the current plaza project work, construction has the ability to uncover past artifacts. To keep those artifacts safe, the City of Folsom contracted with PAR Environmental Servic ...

Editor's View: Readers respond to historic Folsom tunnel

We’ve received plenty of feedback from our readers regarding coverage of the tunnels under Folsom. As locals know, this entire region is honeycombed with old mining tunnels. Whil ...

Change can be frightening

I work at the Folsom History Museum. I often hear someone say, “They’ve taken out the trees and the center median. They’re ruining this town.” I understand what they are s ...

Preserve or build?

In anticipation of next week’s Folsom Planning Commission meeting, local preservationists have positioned themselves between a proposed hotel expansion and the historically signi ...

Folsom is more than another Gold Rush town

It always bothers me when I hear people say, “Folsom is just another Gold Rush town.” This has been debated by Folsom’s history buffs for at least the 30 years I’ve lived h ...

Folsom’s heritage – What is it and why should I care?

This is the first of a new series of columns dedicated to the celebration of Folsom's rich heritage. We in Folsom are blessed with a treasure trove of historic buildings, larger th ...