Colfax Area Historical Society

History of Maidu family topic of presentation

April Moore, Nisenan Maidu educator, will give a presentation on the history of the Maidu family at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 22 Sunset Circle. A Colfax re ...

Council adopts plan for Dinky crossing

Colfax City Council members took care of ongoing business Wednesday, approving a design for Dinky Avenue and updating the way the city uses federal Community Development Block Gran ...

War arrives in city

By Mike Maynard Special to the Colfax Record During a routine inspection in February 1941, Southern Pacific employee Antonio Nencini, an Alta trackwalker, discovered 44 spikes an ...

Businesses helped out

The Colfax Area Historical Society would like to thank local merchants for donations to our raffle basket to be given away during the 2010 Heritage Trail ride. The basket will be ...

Was there really gold in the quartz monument?

Last week the Record featured a picture of a monument once located in downtown Colfax. With the help of Roger Staab, Arthur Sommers, and Herman Darr, I learned that this monument ...

Colfax couple strives to preserve past

Colfax residents Ken and Mickey Fletcher are living in the past – and they wouldn’t have it any other way. Since moving to the Cape Horn area 20 years ago, the couple has spen ...

Historical Society joins in opening of rest stop

Looking more like Dutch Flat’s Monte Vista Inn than your typical public restrooms, the Gold Run Rest Stops off Interstate 80 were formally reopened Wednesday morning. Jody Jone ...

Historical Society to induct new officers

Colfax Area Historical Society officers will be inducted at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 in the garden of retiring President Myrtle Findley, 33 Sunset Circle. An ice cream social, ...

Historical Society needs your assistance

The Colfax Area Historical Society has accomplished much in the years since its birth in 1985. We have an Archives Room at Sierra Vista Center overflowing and needing new space. It ...