History

Reining in the deer and a found golden ring

Editor’s note: The following news articles have been taken from the Auburn Journal archives with light editing. To comment on Vintage Auburn, contact staff writer Mindy Schil ...

Fire horror could happen here too? It already has

It was deja vu - magnified exponentially - when fire burned over Paradise this month, killing scores and decimating a town much like Auburn. With this city and environs sitting pe ...

Thriving Champ's hotspot then; Auburn I-80 offramp now

Media Life’s “Then & Now” installment this week takes you to a place where thoughts of coronary bypasses took a holiday and good times abounded. Picture this ...

Newcastle packing shed ravaged by fire

May 1973 was a hot one — 90 degrees by 3 p.m. Workers at one of Newcastle’s biggest employers — Modular Homes Inc. — were still on the job at that time. A ...

Media Life: Forbidden Auburn. Beware!

It’s “don’t go down to the cellar time” as Halloween approaches and scary movie viewing ramps up. Invariably, as the film’s plot thickens, someone wi ...

Goldie Hawn takes Auburn by storm

Goldie Hawn’s movie “Protocol” was the talk of the town in 1984 after filming that year in Old Town Auburn. Behind the Auburn Journal lens to record the shoot fo ...

Media Life: Tesla sound, image forged in Placer County

  You could say that rock band Tesla’s sound and style is Made in Sacramento. And that would ultimately elicit few arguments. But it would only tell part of the story ...

The man behind the Auburn Journal camera

For the past two years, “Remember This?” has brought you a broad swath of nostalgia-filled photos from the Auburn Journals’ archives. The photos are there becaus ...

Art Deco Landmark Then. Auburn Shopping Plaza Now: Media Life

You may know it as the Auburn Town Center, a bustling business hub often brimming with parked cars just outside the orbit of the city’s Downtown. Just more than 40 years ...

Commemorating the history of the railroad in Colfax

If the tracks of the transcontinental railroad had not been laid on the rocky soil of Colfax in 1865, the town would be a different place with a different name. President Abraham ...

Placer Museums recruiting for volunteer docents

Do you have passion for Placer County’s history or always wanted to learn more about it? Do you like interacting with people? Placer County Museums is currently recruiting vo ...

Computer theft, jail labor and pay slashes for traffic officers

Editor’s note: The following news articles have been taken from the Auburn Journal archives with light editing. To comment on Vintage Auburn, contact staff writer Tessa Margu ...

Remember This? McDonald’s arrives big in Auburn

Auburn’s Foresthill exit McDonald’s — the growing burger corporation’s first in the community — was a big deal when it opened in 1976. Still at the s ...

Media Life: 6 Super Cool Finds at Placer’s Gold Rush Museum

You don’t have to go far in Auburn to get in touch with Gold Rush roots. The American River is minutes away and, with it, the opportunity to pan for the real thing. Old To ...

Politics, pageants, and an outbreak of polio

Editor’s note: The following news articles have been taken from the Auburn Journal archives with light editing. To comment on Vintage Auburn, contact staff writer Tessa Margu ...