History

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 ...

A murder unremembered: Rocklin Cemetery holds a dark tale

Situated under a large oak tree in the Rocklin cemetery sits the Chateau family plot. This little obelisk which marks the spot where many of the Chateaus are buried does not have a ...

Historic Rocklin building was forced by fire

In the early 1890s, demand for Rocklin’s light-gray granite building stone grew steadily and Rocklin’s quarries were at peak activity. Rocklin’s railroad roundhou ...

Heritage Trail museum tour offers 20 museums from Sierra to Valley floor

Remnants of the Gold Rush era, transcontinental railroad history, a granite mining site and a host of other peeks at Placer County’s past are on display Aug. 2 and 3 for the ...

Remembering Roy Gardner’s heist in Roseville

Not since the infamous “gentleman bandit” Black Bart had the west coast seen anyone quite like Roy Gardner; and the city of Roseville would face off with him before his ...

History of the trees: Andrews sparked a citrus boom throughout Rocklin

Auburn orchardist Moses Andrews originated South Placer County’s citrus industry in 1871 when he first marketed commercial-quality oranges from a tree that he had started fro ...

Legacy: A look back at Ansel Adams’ work in Rocklin

Rocklin in 1962 looked like an all-American railroad city, and one of the most famous photographers in the history of California captured that moment through the power of his lens. ...

Another look at Rocklin’s historic Roundhouse

In 1862, during the Civil War, the United States Congress authorized Federal incentives for construction of a rail line to connect eastern population centers with California. In Ja ...