History

New roof, paint for Tee Pee Motel in Illinoistown

  10 YEARS AGO April 29, 2004 – Velican’s Ponderosa will present its 16th annual Spring Fling Chicken Wing  Wing-Ding Thing at 4 p.m. May 1. The popula ...

Jack Moore served as Scoutmaster for Colfax Troop B.S.A.

10 YEARS AGO April 22, 2004 – Since 1959, generations of students have benefited from the education and experience at Colfax High School. With the state-of-the-art gym and s ...

History, environment the stars of Dutch Flat gathering

Ask North Fork American River Alliance president Jim Ricker whether his group is winning and he’ll likely tell you that they’re “holding their own.” The Du ...

Heritage Museum closing in on 80,000 visitors

As of Monday, May 19, the visitor count at the Colfax Heritage Museum totaled 79,026, according to museum volunteer Donna Williams.

Chris Bierwagen to review fruit industry history

Thursday, May 15 Colfax Area Heritage Museum open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 99 Railroad St. 346-8599 American Legion Colfax Post 192 meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday o ...

Tracking the trains

Among those attending the National Train Day celebration at the Colfax Passenger Depot was Ryan Grenhalg. He said he “drove down from Reno” to Colfax Saturday with his ...

Media Life: British Pathe newsreel archives reveal wealth of Placer County historical footage

  British Pathé has released its celluloid stockpile of history onto YouTube for viewing by anybody with an Internet connection and a penchant clicking onto some magic ...

Tracks of history and high tech intersect for National Train Day observance

Local railroad enthusiasts will combine their love of history with modern technology in observing the 7th annual National Train Day on Saturday, May 10. This will be the first year ...

Open house celebrated new Colfax High gym, performing arts facility

  10 YEARS AGO March 25, 2004 – Both an open house and a performance will celebrate Colfax High School’s new gym and performing arts facility Saturday, April 24. ...

Plans scrapped by Beerman's to purchase old Dingus McGee building

10 YEARS AGO March 18, 2004 – The Dingus McGee restaurant saga just continues to move at glacial speed. Closed for over two years, Beerman’s purchased the buildin ...

Groundbreaking for D&M Market took place in 1964

  10 YEARS AGO March 11, 2004  – Lloyd Allen DuCommun, who died homeless in Colfax on Saturday, Feb. 28, had family roots dating back to the 1930s. Friends and fa ...

Tyrone Power Jr. visited Colfax

  10 YEARS AGO March 4, 2004 – Tyrone Power Jr. never met his father Tyrone Power. Last Saturday, however, the son of the famous 1940s and 1950s Hollywood legend ...

DeLapp recognized as 'Teacher who makes a difference'

  10 YEARS AGO Feb. 26, 2004 – The first performance to take place in the new Colfax High School Theater will be a music review set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. Doo ...

Kiwanis Club of Greater Colfax chartered 10 years ago

  10 YEARS AGO Feb. 12, 2004 – Friends, family and fellow officers who worked with Sacramento Police Officer Bill Bean Jr. gathered Monday, Feb. 9, five years to the d ...

Shady Glen Mobile Home Park officially opened for rentals in 1964

  10 YEARS AGO Feb. 5, 2004 – The community of Iowa Hill is planning its 150th Birthday Party Celebration on June 12. Members of the Iowa Hill Community Club, the Iowa ...