History

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 ...

Roseville’s Stone House has a dark legacy

Many cities have their own urban legends or folklore about haunted cemeteries or old, abandoned houses; and while such stories are often conjured by partial truths and overactive i ...

Historical Society brings California architecture expert to Rocklin

Few architects have left a more enduring legacy on the look of California than Julia Morgan, whose work between 1904 and 1950 created some the Golden State’s most memorable b ...

Once a staple of life, Rocklin Firemen’s Ball returns

Some of northern California’s finest jazz musicians highlighted the gala re-birth of Rocklin’s Firemen’s Ball which, back in the 19th century, was a regular commu ...

Flashback: Golf, celebrities and storms in Rocklin

The year was 1964. Lyndon Johnson promised a quick victory in Vietnam and was elected President over Barry Goldwater. Arnold Palmer won the Masters Tournament in golf for what turn ...

Rocklin’s Crossroads forged in historic flames

It was a chilly winter night in 1987 when a volunteer firefighter returning from a call was cruising down Rocklin Road and spotted a puff of smoke from the second floor of the old ...