About Us

The Mountain Democrat, located in Placerville, CA, is the oldest newspaper in California, boasting continuous publication since 1851. The Mountain Democrat is a local newspaper covering news, sports, and features in El Dorado County.

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Other information about the newspaper and its history is featured below:

Where it all started…

1854-1859 – A wild and woolly era

Voices from the past

Mountain Democrat sole Gold Rush survivor

A listing of all the Editors and Publishers the Newspaper has had Since 1851

Special Publications »

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