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Welcome to the Placer County Historical Society
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. 
Calendar Items Placer County Historical Society Dinner Meeting April 2, 6:30pm. Auburn Veterans Memorial Hall.100 East St., Auburn. See the next paragraph for the program description. Make your reservations now by calling Betty Samson to reserve 530 885-5074.  Dinner, $15.  Cops and Robbers The Wild West from 1850 to today William J. Summers, dean of detectives and historian for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, will share some of the department’s illustrious history from the 1850s to today at our April 2 dinner meeting. He’s been hanging around the cop shop now for 45 years even though he officially retired with 41 under his belt in 2011. At the time, Sheriff Ed Bonner called Bill Summers “maybe the best employee Placer County has ever had.” Find out why Thursday, April 2. We start the annual meeting and election of officers promptly at 6:30 pm and a spring ham buffet dinner followed by the program. If you have ever seen the restored office of Elmer Gum, the longest serving Placer Sheriff at the historic Courthouse, this is a program you won’t want to miss. .
Ophir Plaque Restored. Play the movie, join the celebration.  Click here for more information..
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The commemorative plaque honoring Gene Markley  is now in Auburn's Central Square near the sculpture of the Nisenan Indian dancer. Click here to see the sculpture with plaque.
E Clampus Vitus Chapter 3  dedicated the Ronald Reagan plaque on Thursday, Sept. 4 
Auburn’s HOLSCLAW FEED & FUEL SAFE POSSIBLY FROM LATE 1800s GREETS ARCHIVES VISITORS. Read about it here.