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Colfax's oldest grave unearths many mysteries
Wednesday Aug 15 2012
A previous tale has led to a surprise response from the state of Washington. It was noted (see Colfax Record, May 31, 2012) that the oldest known grave in the Colfax Cemetery is t ...
Wednesday Jul 11 2012
10 YEARS AGO July 11, 2002 ? At a special board meeting Tuesday, the board of trustees approved a $12.3 million bid from Clark & Sullivan in Sacramento to build a performing arts/ ...
Colfax area was hotbed for stagecoach stick-ups
Wednesday Jun 20 2012
?Throw down the box,? they would say to the stagecoach driver. The team of six horses pulling a wagon was a common site in Illinoistown during its heyday as a miner?s supply statio ...
Illinoistown: Early nobility in the rough
Wednesday Jun 06 2012
For a history buff, finding a lost resource is as exciting as finding color ? real gold, that is ? in your mining pan. A book by David Boring titled ?Nobility in the Rough: An hist ...
Many heroes laid to rest in Colfax Cemetery
Wednesday May 30 2012
As we remember and honor our veterans this month, it is only fitting to tell the proud tale of the Colfax Cemetery. In 1851, Ammiel Brickell was buried in the first-known grave es ...
School daze: Colfax's early school sites
Wednesday Apr 25 2012
You really can’t tell the story behind School Street (see Colfax Record, April 26, 2012) without giving the rest of the tale about the history of the area schools. In the April 2 ...
The Nisenan: from 'digger Indian' to citizenship
Wednesday Feb 15 2012
On Nov. 8, 1856 the Placer Herald reported the estimated population of this county as being 12,540 white males, 1,860 white females, male and female blacks 400, Chinese 3,500 and 1 ...
Colfax's first residents clashed with settlers
Wednesday Feb 01 2012
Prior to European contact, historians estimate that there may have been as many as 350,000 peoples living within the boundaries of what is now the state of California, with maybe a ...
First brick building withstands devastation
Wednesday Aug 17 2011
For Robert Egbert and William Wallace, like the other merchants of Illinoistown in the mid-1860s, a new building at trackside in the new railroad town was good for business. What t ...
Celebrate and support the opening of new eateries
Wednesday Aug 10 2011
A grand opening is scheduled at DINE N DASH, 1516 S. Canyon Way (was Mom’s Kitchen), on Wednesday, Aug. 24! Regular hours, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week. The hours may be ex ...
Blaze causes $50K in damage
Wednesday Jun 29 2011
While a fire last week caused some major damage to a Colfax building, firefighters managed to contain the fire quickly and keep it from spreading. According to Cal Fire Colfax Bat ...
Digging into the story behind settler Jacob Kek
Wednesday Jun 29 2011
Historic Colfax, thanks to the diligence of Gertrude Paul and her work with the Colfax Area Historical Society, has plaques on each of the buildings on North Main Street. As a resu ...
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