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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.
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
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..
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.