History

Looking Back

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt   10 Years Ago Sept. 4, 2008 Services were held for Norman Carlyle Hargaray, 70, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Na ...

Looking Back, Loomis column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt   10 Years Ago Aug. 28, 2008     Army Pfc. Logan Moss, a 2005 Del Oro graduate, is participat ...

Looking Back, Loomis column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt   10 Years Ago Aug. 21, 2008     Susan Hamada, a 1975 Del Oro High School graduate, is teachi ...

Roseville Community Hospital

Pictured is and early photo of the original Roseville Community Hospital. Serving Placer and Sacramento counties, the hospital officially opened in November 1952. Roseville Comm ...

Heritage Trail Museums Tour offers summer of free museums in Placer County

Museums throughout Placer County will offer free admission on select Saturdays all summer as the Heritage Trail Museums Tour returns for its 11th year. A total of 22 museums will ...

Historic Fiddyment Ranch gets spruced up

On the morning of June 1, the historic Fiddyment Ranch came to life with the hustle and bustle of volunteers getting their hands dirty to spruce up one of Placer County’s mos ...

‘Cinderama’ in Roseville

courtesy of the    Pictured is an early photograph of Roseville’s locomotive 2252. This iconic locomotive is a symbol of the story and of the social and economic ...

A place of preservation faces future concerns

The Maidu Museum and Historical Site at 1960 Johnson Ranch Drive is a local tribute to the native Maidu and Nisenan people who lived here hundreds of years ago.  Guided tours ...

The historic West House

The West House was built by F. B. Rossi, for a gentleman named George West in 1907. It was a two story building and was a restaurant, bar, boarding house. When West was elected tre ...

Rocklin’s transcontinental gorilla

Pictured is Central Pacific Locomotive No. 86, which was known as “The Gorilla” at the Rocklin Roundhouse in circa 1869. The transcontinental route reached what would b ...

A look at Rocklin’s Granite Quarry

An early image shows a view towards the north across Rocklin’s Granite Quarry. For decades the Quarry has been essential to Rocklin and today it is becoming a new destination for ...

Downtown Rocklin of yesterday

Downtown Rocklin is pictured prior to 1914. This photo was taken before much of the town was destroyed by fire. For more great history on Rocklin, visit rocklinhistorical.org.

Rocklin’s Front Street in 1907

Pictured is Rocklin’s Front Street in circa 1907. Today, Front Street continues to be an attraction to those visiting Rocklin. To learn more about Rocklin’s rich history, visit ...

Finn Hall reminds of Rocklin past

Finn Hall is at the corner of South Grove and Rocklin Road. It is the most visible reminder of Rocklin’s once dominant Finnish culture. Rocklin’s first Finns were among million ...