History

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 ...

Roseville rail yard explosion revisited

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Sierra College instructor writes book about Mount Shasta area

Carol Jean Cox, professor of geography and history at Sierra College, has written a new book, “Communities of the Mount Shasta Region,” which surveys the history and ge ...

History buffs ride the Heritage Trail

Placer County museums opened their doors for free last weekend for the Heritage Trail, an annual tour of the area’s history stretching from Roseville to Tahoe organized by Pl ...

Herald history on display

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 ...

Rocklin Historical Society hosts gala fundraiser

An evening of jazz and hors d’oeuvres is coming to Rocklin, when the Rocklin Historical Society presents a gala fundraiser July 20 on the steps of Old Saint Mary’s Chap ...

History on wheels

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

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 ...

On D-Day’s anniversary, the European theater still lives in the minds of Placer vets

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 ...