History

Oskari was a bridge between Rocklin and Finland independence

Eighteen-year-old Oskari Tokoi left Russian-ruled Finland and came to New York in 1891. He was one of 350,000 Finns who came to America escaping Finland’s harsh politica ...

Expert speaks at Rocklin's Old St. Mary’s on history of Nuclear

The Rocklin Historical Society is presenting a free talk for the public by nuclear power historian Bill Marble. Representatives from the group said Marble will discuss both the bas ...

Memories of the Civil War return to Placer County

The Golden State’s legacy in the Civil War will be on full local display Sunday, March 1. Richard Hurley and TJ Meekins will present “California and the Civil War,&rdq ...

Rocklin’s Porter Saloon was a history of high spending

Old Rocklin maps show that, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there were at least ten saloons within two-hundred yards of Rocklin’s roundhouse at the corner of Grani ...

Granddaughter of Rocklin founding father makes a name in the art world

Rocklin artist Diane Ruhkala Bell creates contemporary works flavored with the memories and artifacts of her family’s granite mining history. Bell lives on Winding Lane, clo ...

Teacher shares Rocklin history

Nancy Lohse is preserving Rocklin’s history – one student at a time. A resident of Rocklin for 38 years, the retired teacher delights in sharing stories of Rocklin&rsqu ...

Historic author to give talk in Rocklin

The Rocklin History Series continues on Feb. 22 with a live presentation by historian Kathy Smith, co-author of “The Sage of Smarsville: the collected stories of George Rigby ...

Rocklin’s 1900 double-murder remains jarring

In 1900, Rocklin’s granite quarries had survived the economic depression of the mid-1890s and were busy shipping stone for many of Northern California’s monumental buil ...

Looking back: Rocklin’s legacy was founded in Granite

Downtown Rocklin is astride a 100-square-mile belt of high quality and easily accessible granite that extends from Folsom to Lincoln. Assisted by easy access to rail shipping, gran ...

Rocklin’s history is housed in little house

A little house on San Francisco Street and Rocklin Road houses a little slice of Rocklin’s history.      Opened in 2002, the Rocklin History Museum ...