History

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 ...