Here's your opportunity to be part of a great group. We have been around more than a century. Join us in the adventure of going through the sluice book of time. Discover those historical golden nuggets to pass on to future generations. Our purpose is to promote interest in the history of Placer County. We discover, collect and make accessible historical facts. We mark places of historical interest and sponsor the Placer County Museum. Keep checking back and explore as our website grows. We welcome suggestions and submissions. For as little as $10 a year you can join us. Click for application.
Placer County Historical Society Dinner MeetingWhen: Thursday Feb. 2, 2017 Time: 6:30 Dinner, 7:30 ProgramWhere:Veterans Hall 100 East St, AuburnCost: per person. Menu: Chinese New Year buffet by Lisa Bloom, owner of A Window Opened in Meadow Vista. Feb. 2 also marks the end of the official seven-day celebration period for the start of the year of the Rooster (sometimes called the year of the chicken).Mail Check to: PCHS c/o Jane Hamilton1871 Crockett Road, Auburn, CA 95603.(530) 885-7839 or firstname.lastname@example.orgProgram: Kevin Knauss intends to delight us with his PowerPoint presentation “Hidden History Beneath Folsom Lake: Hiking Across a Dry Lake Bed in Time of Drought.” click here for more information.A complete calendar of events is published on the last page of The Placer.Click here to read the current edition.Historic Guided Walking Tour of Old Town Auburn - Every Saturday at 10am. Meet a Placer County Museum Docent at the Courthouse Museum 101 Maple St. Auburn for a 1 hour tour. Info 530-889-6500. Go to the Linkspage to see the tour brochure..
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SPECIAL EVENT: The Gold Country Medical History Museum, 219 Maple St., Old Town Auburn, will be holding one of those don’t miss fund-raising open houses at 5:30 pm Wednesday, March 22. Laura Kenny, author-chef-caterer, will be providing tasty treats. Amour Prive’ and Sips will be pouring wine. The museum will be open only on Saturdays until then or by arrangement with curator Rod Moser.
See the Past Beneath Folsom Lake by Kevin KnaussTired of all this rain? Mark your calendar. Make your reservations now. Join us for our annual Chinese New Year dinner 6:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 2, for some rare discoveries revealed during the recent drought period. That was when one could walk across the Folsom Lake bed from Placer County into El Dorado and Sacramento County without getting wet. Gold Rush places like Mormon Bar are now under 100 feet of water or more thanks to the Folsom Dam that came a century later to save Sacramento from regular flooding.Our speaker, Kevin Knauss, a Granite Bay health and life insurance agent, was so moved by his dry bottom discoveries in 2015 he wrote a book: “Hidden History Beneath Folsom Lake: Hiking Across a Dry Lake Bed in Time of Drought. During that period, he also served as Placer County Jury pro tem foreperson.With his PowerPoint presentation, Knauss intends to delight us with chronicles of the area’s early inhabitants, the 1850s rush for riches and efforts to tame Mother Nature. For a downloadable preview click “Kevin” at www.insuremekevin.com A must-see presentation. Books available for $20 at dinner. The early American River community Dotan’s Bar with its own “China Town” had bridged the newly formed Placer and El Dorado Counties during the Gold Rush. James W. Chinn, a 49er from Virginia, was a Wells Fargo agent-shop owner there in 1854 and served as an early Placer County Supervisor.by Michael Otten, immediate past email@example.com or call (530) 888-7837