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Legacy: A look back at Ansel Adams’ work in Rocklin
Wednesday Jun 18 2014
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
Wednesday Jun 11 2014
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 ...
Roseville rail yard explosion revisited
Thursday May 29 2014
It was the morning of April 28, 1973, when Phoebe Astill was violently awakened from her sleep, having been thrown literally out of bed by a terrible concussion that rocked her hou ...
Rocklin’s Huff Spring: history at 120 gallons a minute
Wednesday May 28 2014
If you find yourself walking through Johnson Springview Park, heading on the trail past the remains of what was once a Johnson dairy farm, and then continuing further still towards ...
Looking back: a history of Old Saint Mary’s
Friday Mar 21 2014
In 1882 John Bolton, the Irish land developer who plotted Rocklin’s original town site, donated an oak-frame for the city’s first Catholic Church. Construction started ...
History of Rocklin’s Chinese to be shared
Tuesday Feb 11 2014
During the 1870s, a post-Civil War downturn in the national economy caused widespread hardship. Rocklin’s granite industry felt the effects gradually until 1880, when all but ...
Rocklin PD to memorialize first fallen officer
Tuesday Feb 04 2014
The Rocklin Police Department is planning a special ceremony to immortalize the memory of Samuel Renaldi, the first police officer to be killed on duty in Rocklin, on the 100th ann ...
Former Press Tribune reporter pens book inspired by combat in Vietnam
Friday Nov 08 2013
On a cold winter afternoon, Robert Pacholik watches the sun blare down on the weathered bricks of Old Town Roseville, casting a blond after-light on doorways and awnings that once ...
Herald history on display
Thursday Aug 08 2013
Take a seat back in time at the Placer Herald’s office at 5055 Pacific St., where former editor Willard A. Shepard’s black spindle chairs are now on display. They are p ...
History on wheels
Thursday Jun 27 2013
Classic cars roll down Pacific Street on their way to Kearney, Neb., Monday as part of the Lincoln Highway’s 100th anniversary tour. About 60 Lincoln Highway Associations mem ...
Historical Society yard sale approaches
Thursday Jun 13 2013
Janet Currieri, left, and Ronna Davis prepare for the big Rocklin Historical Society Yard Sale, to be held from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Tax-deductible donations of vint ...
Western Sierra Collegiate Academy sends its inaugural class into the world
Saturday Jun 08 2013
Western Sierra Collegiate Academy's class of 2013 became the first alumni to graduate from the Rocklin charter school, which opened its doors in 2009. In the intimate cer ...
On D-Day’s anniversary, the European theater still lives in the minds of Placer vets
Friday Jun 07 2013
On June 6, 1944, American and British forces conducted one of the greatest amphibious landings in the history of warfare — all in an effort to protect the freedom of the worl ...
How did the name of our city originate?
Sunday May 26 2013
In previous weeks, we have seen that Rocklin is probably not a corruption of “Rockland.” Rocklin could be the name of a person who was locally prominent when R ...
Rocklin saves chapel from sale
Thursday May 23 2013
After two years in limbo in the dissolution of redevelopment agencies statewide, the Rocklin History Museum, St. Mary’s Chapel and the Rocklin branch of the Placer Co ...
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