Ina Robinson's roots run deep in the Auburn area. You could best describe her as "Old Auburn," if there is such a description.
Robinson is a Robie — her grandfather was E.T. Robie, Placer County pioneer and founder of Auburn Lumber who, with a partner, formed the Placer County Bank.
E.T. Robie came out west to work for his uncles, the Towle brothers.
"The Towle brothers came out from Vermont and set up a lumbering business supplying timber for the western section of the Transcontinental Railroad and my grandfather came out to work for them," Robinson said.
E.T. Robie was Wendell Robie’s father and Robinson is Wendell's niece. Wendell Robie is the founder of the Tevis Cup 100 Mile Endurance Race.