History

Last week’s tool was well-known

We loved readers’ comments this week. Everyone who answered knew exactly what it was (a scribe) and its purpose. If you know or might know what this week’s mystery ite ...

Check out the Lincoln Area Archives Museum gifts

When you’re downtown this week doing your holiday shopping, why not stop by the Lincoln Area Archives Museum and see what gifts are for sale there? You’ll find the perf ...

Two messages this week

This Saturday is an especially great time to visit the Lincoln Area Archives Museum as docents will have extended hours, due to the annual downtown holiday events (see front page s ...

What is this household item?

The mystery item pictured above isn’t used as frequently today. Do you know what it is and what it was used for in homes? If you know, please send answers to carolf@goldcoun ...

This item was popular years ago

Most readers didn't know the purpose of last week’s mystery item. OK, only one reader knew. We hope that more readers know the purpose of this week's mystery item. ...

Patriotic-related focus this week

We stumped readers with last week’s mystery item. But we don’t like doing that. So here’s a hint for this week’s mystery item, pictured above: it has some ...

Having fun with history

While some of us thought that last week’s mystery item was easy to answer as it was an outdoor thermometer, that was not the correct answer. Just ask any docent at the Lincol ...

Going old school this week

Almost stumped again! Last week’s mystery item was a military-related question and we only received one answer. So this week, we have an easy mystery item to identity in the ...

Stumped again!

No one knew what Lincoln Area Archives Museum President Elizabeth Jansen was standing next to last week. That doesn’t make us feel good because we like hearing about the pas ...

Remember This? ‘Wisdom’ shoots in Auburn, Placer County in 1986

“Emilio Estevez and Demi Moore, who are real-life boyfriend and girlfriend, do a fair job of portraying puppy love, but their Robin Hood adventure film, “Wisdom,” ...

A fond look back at a kitchen item

We’re glad to say that readers knew the identity of last week’s mystery item. We hope that trend continues with this week’s mystery item, pictured here with Linc ...

This week’s mystery item might surprise you

You never know what you’ll learn by seeing different artifacts and materials at the Lincoln Area Archives Museum. If you know what this week’s mystery item is and whet ...

Placer Museums recruiting for volunteer docents

Do you have passion for Placer County’s history or always wanted to learn more about it? Do you like interacting with people? Placer County Museums is currently recruiting vo ...

Today's item is a national history question

Answers to what this week’s mystery item is can vary, depending on what part of the country the reader calls home. If you know what this week’s item is and whether you ...

Record-setting answers this week

Wow! We had almost 30 replies about the Aug. 23 mystery item. We hope we can top that number this week. If you know what this week’s item is and whether you or someone you ...