Celebrating Rocklin's history

By: Anne Stokes, Placer Herald Correspondent
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Rocklin artist Ken Maddex and his wife, Jill, were the center of last week’s celebration marking the completion of the Rocklin landmarks mural on the exterior of the Blue Moose Deli at the corner of Pacific Street and Sunset Boulevard. The mural, which took a little over four months to complete, pays tribute to notable Rocklin sites, including the Union Granite Quarry, several historical buildings, and Rocklin’s railroading history. “I’m very relieved,” said Maddex. “I didn’t know if I could do it because I’ve never done a mural before. It was certainly the biggest thing that I’ve ever painted, but I enjoyed it.” Blue Moose Deli owners Glen and Barbara Farlee are also pleased with the mural. “He’s an amazing artist, very dedicated. We’re so blessed to have him in our community,” said Glen Farlee. “The artwork is so beautiful! It’s really drawing a lot of attention here.”