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Placer County Historical Society Books

Build up your history library with books from the Placer County Historical Society

  • Auburn’s 49ers Vol. 1-6  by April McDonald-Loomis

  • Auburn Images (2018 revised edition)

  • Auburn Dry Diggings and Water: Rivers, Ravines, Ditches, Springs, Wells, and Waste by John Knox

  • Auburn's Landmarks and Monuments by April McDonald-Loomis and John Knox

  • Egbert, Sisson, Wallace and Crocker: Merchants, Lumbermen and Chinese Railroad Labor Contractors by John Knox

  • Historical Homes and Buildings of Auburn by April McDonald-Loomis

  • History of Placer and Nevada Counties (1924) by Lardner and Brock

  • History of Placer County (1882) Thompson and West

  • Infamous Crimes and Criminals (2020 revised edition)

  • Notable and Interesting Women of Placer County Vol. 1 by April McDonald-Loomis

  • Notable and Interesting Women of Placer County Vol. 2 by April McDonald-Loomis

  • Placer County Courthouse (2020 revised edition)

  • Placer County Directory of (1861)

  • Roadhouses in Placer County (2020 revised edition)

  • Samuel Holladay’s 1849 Journey

  • The Story of the Bernhard Family by John Knox and Carol Cramer

Current Offerings

Where to buy in Auburn:

  • Pioneer Mining Supply - 878 High Street  (530) 823-9000

  • Placer County Visitor Center - 1103 High Street  (530) 887-2111

  • Serendipity in the heart of Old Town - 135 Sacramento Street  (530) 885-1252

  • Winston Smith Books - 933 Lincoln Way; also has a wide selection of other California historical books.  (530) 823-5940


Order books from Placer County Historical Society:

Order Form:  Book Order Form.pdf

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