History

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 ...

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 ...