History

Placerville to light up the night

For more than 25 years, Placerville has welcomed the holiday season with a special holiday event celebrating local entertainment, a traditional tree-lighting near the historic Cour ...

Stand up and salute the town's grand marshal

Veterans Day is remembered every year on Nov. 11, to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism. In Folsom, the day is celebrated with a parade and remembrance ceremony. ...

A different kind of rehabilitation

In the 1940s Folsom Prison inmate Ralph Pecor spent his time painting a mural of the “Last Supper” on the wall of the Prison Chapel. Today prison officials and communit ...

Media Life: Newcastle contractor constructs Johnny Cash Trail span

Folsom’s new $3.8 million overcrossing on the Johnny Cash Trail gets the ribbon-cutting treatment on Saturday with the Man in Black’s daughter Rosanne Cash helping out. ...

Electricity Fair returns to Folsom

The Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park will be hosting the annual Electricity Fair to highlight one of the world’s oldest hydroelectric facilities. For the third year, th ...

Remnants of Folsom’s once thriving Chinatown buried under brambles?

FOLSOM, CA - The planned Leidesdorff Village project, sporting 56 condominiums and a parking lot near the city’s Corporation Yard, was once home to part of Folsom’s Chi ...

Folsom relives the Pony Express

FOLSOM, CA - The clip-clop of hooves hitting pavement sounded down Sutter Street as a gathering cheered the arrival of the Pony Express. It could have been a scene str ...

Media Life: Folsom Prison’s 1954 gritty riot film resurrected

Imagine Folsom State Prison opening its gates wide for a movie shoot that revolves around a riot inside. In these days of super-secure prisons, it would be a definite no-go. Then ...

History dances in Folsom’s Pioneer Village

One of the regions premier living history museums will offer the community a night of dinner and dancing at the Pioneer Village summer event. According to organizers, a shindig is ...

Folsom plaque dedication

On May 17, a plaque was dedicated to mark the location where, in 1848, Thomas Rhoads found gold near present day Oak Avenue and E. Bidwell Street. From left are Sandra Lunceford, F ...