El Dorado County Local News: History


All Local History News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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12/07/2023
The Carter Family Homesite at the intersection of Drummond Street and American Hills Road was designated as Nevada County Historical Landmark NEV 23-03. It commemorates two of the county’s African American pioneers.

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12/06/2023
The Fort Independence Indian Community is getting the Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at no cost in 2024. Native Americans had lived on this land for centuries before the hatchery’s construction.

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12/01/2023
The Hangtown Christmas parade runs parallel to Hangtown Creek in downtown Placerville and that’s where Ed Hagen’s story began.

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11/28/2023
Political wonks in California, Florida and maybe a few states in between, will be glued to their screens Thursday night to watch Gov. Gavin Newsom and Gov. Ron Desantis square off in a highly-anticipated Blue vs. Red State debate that’s been brewing since the summer.

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11/22/2023
Hundreds of people are expected at Alcatraz on Thanksgiving morning to commemorate Native Americans occupying the island from 1969-71. The event is known as the Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Gathering.

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11/17/2023
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The board of directors named the nonprofit’s new leader: Meg Peart, formerly the human resources and grants manager at the Tahoe Resource Conservation District.

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11/17/2023
George Wheeldon, a legendary figure in El Dorado County education who taught science to generations of students, died Oct. 20 following a lengthy illness.

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11/07/2023
A statue of Miwok elder William J. Franklin has been installed on California State Capitol grounds. The monument replaces a statue of Father Junípero Serra, which protestors toppled in 2020.

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11/03/2023
Tribes like the Muwekma Ohlone have been asking UC Berkeley for decades to give back ancestral remains from burial sites around the Bay Area. The school is in the process of repatriating 4,400 remains and 25,000 tribal items.

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10/30/2023
Robert Irwin, an artist and MacArthur genius grant recipient, died in San Diego at 95 on Oct. 25. Michael Govan, who heads the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, offers a colorful retrospective on Irwin's work.

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10/27/2023
Camille Dixon, the announcer for Disney California Adventure, and her husband, Bill Rogers, the voice of Disneyland, are moving on from this work. They have been at the parks for more than 40 years combined.

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09/25/2023
Image for display with article titled Truckee’s notorious Red Light District: Mollie Forshay’s troubles, Part I

Like many small railroad towns in the 19th Century, Truckee’s businesses were strung along a main thoroughfare known as Front Street or Commercial Row. Behind these storefronts was an alleyway identified on the map as Second Street but what locals eventually called Jibboom Street. Jibboom Street was the heart of the hamlet’s Red Light District [...].

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09/25/2023
Image for display with article titled Travelogue on Hwy. 395 Released

Author Stephen H. Provost has released his new book ‚ÄúSierra Highway: U.S. 395 and El Camino Sierra in California and Nevada (Highways of the West).‚ÄĚ The guidebook is a historical travelogue, featuring more than 550 images and is the fourth installment in the Highways of the West series following Highway 395.

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09/25/2023
Image for display with article titled 60 Years of Barton Health: 2000s ‚Äď When disaster struck

Barton Health has assembled a collection of articles to commemorate 60 years of quality and compassionate health care for the community and its visitors.

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09/25/2023
Given the critically important role agriculture continues to play in the region, many local museums offer special exhibits, experiences and activations that highlight ever-enduring farm-to-fork connections.

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09/14/2023
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USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a Sept. 22 presentation by radio personality and historian Don Lane.

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09/04/2023
California wildfires every year emit as much carbon as almost 2 million cars, posing a threat to efforts to battle climate change.

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08/18/2023
The documentary series that explores the world of antique ‚Äúpicking‚ÄĚ on The History Channel plans to film episodes throughout the state in September.

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08/18/2023
The city of Placerville is looking for ways to attract more visitors. Councilmember John Clerici came up with the idea to transform the Bell Tower Plaza, located on Historic Main Street, into a wedding venue.

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08/17/2023
In a new study published Aug. 17 in the journal Science, fossil records at La Brea Tar Pits indicate that the disappearance of California’s sabertooth cats, dire wolves and other large mammals nearly 13,000 years ago was linked to rising temperatures and fire activity spurred by people.