History

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 ...

Explore Folsom’s Jewish heritage at new exhibit

Little known Jewish communities of the Gold Rush era are the focus of a new exhibit at the Folsom History Museum. Western States Jewish History editor Victoria Fisch wanted to bri ...

Wise Powerhouse near Auburn a hard-working PG&E, Placer County landmark

At the intersection of engineering and commerce – and Wise and Ophir roads near Auburn – Pacific Gas & Electric Co. had the foresight to create a power plant that h ...

Daytrip through Amador County

For those looking for a daytrip adventure close to home, families and friends can enjoy a day of history, nature and lunch in Amador County. Maureen Funk, Amador Council of Touris ...

Mystery gold coin cache found in Auburn area? Speculation abounds

A sense of wonder is competing with a sense of mystery to fire the imaginations of Auburn-area residents as they speculate on whether the couple who found a $10 million cache of go ...

Curtain rises on Auburn's State Theatre remake

The venerable State Theatre in Downtown Auburn is set to close its doors May 1 and reopen again in late summer to allow a major expansion in seating and stage area. Under plans ann ...

El Dorado Hills Library's digital kiosk reaches back in time

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - El Dorado County’s past has taken a step into the future with the library’s acquisition of an interactive digital kiosk that highlights the c ...

Explore Victorian-style fashion at new Folsom exhibit

A new exhibit titled “Slaves to Fashion” at Folsom History Museum showcases the beautiful and extreme elements of women’s style during the Victorian and Edwardian ...

Spirit of 49er gold fever alive and well in Auburn State Recreation Area

The glow in the sand in the water at my feet was unmistakable. Gold. Add the exclamation mark, if you wish. Less than two weeks later, I was back at the same spot at the American ...