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Copp’s Quarry recalls glory days of granite
Saturday Apr 27 2013
To visit Copp’s Quarry, walk about an eighth of a mile north on the paved footpath near the east end of Greenbrae Road. The quarry is dormant now on the east bank of ...
Joel Parker Whitney’s Pyramid Tomb
Saturday Apr 20 2013
This tomb is near the 11th green of Whitney Oaks Golf Course, to the north of Monument Park. In January 1913, Joel Parker Whitney died at Del Monte after a long bout with ...
Joel Parker Whitney’s Oaks Mansion
Tuesday Apr 16 2013
A plaque marks the location of Joel Parker Whitney’s now-demolished three-story, 20-room Oaks Mansion. The plaque is in front of a private residence at the end of Kno ...
Clover Valley Bridge was built in English style
Monday Apr 08 2013
Clover Valley Bridge spans Clover Valley Creek in Clover Valley Park. It is the largest of the 12 granite bridges on the road that connected Joel Parker Whitney’s Spring Vall ...
Johnson named ‘Placer County Senior of the Year
Monday Apr 08 2013
Rocklin resident Gene Johnson was honored as the “Placer County Senior of the Year” last month in return for what his colleagues call countless hours of community servi ...
Rocklin documentary returns to air on April 10
Tuesday Apr 02 2013
When Sierra College professor Dan DeFoe set out to make a documentary about Rocklin’s granite industry, he uncovered a gold mine of local history surrounding the city’s ...
Rocklin’s first documented quarry
Saturday Mar 30 2013
Brigham and Hawes Quarry is on the west side of Pacific Street, behind the tire store near the corner of Pacific and Farron. It was probably the first of more than 60 quarries to e ...
Quinn Quarry operated by widow after husband’s death
Saturday Mar 23 2013
Quinn Quarry is on Winding Lane, about 200 yards west of South Grove Street. It is easy to find, but vegetation blocks a full view of its scenic lake from the road. William and Ma ...
Dinos delight at Sierra College
Sunday Mar 17 2013
Last Sunday, more than 2,000 children and parents made their way to Sierra College for a day filled with learning and laughter. The college hosted its biennial Dinosaur Days Scien ...
History of the headstones: Rocklin Cemetery
Saturday Mar 16 2013
The Rocklin Cemetery is at the corner of South Grove and Kannasto streets. Its origin is unknown, but tradition says that its first burial was in 1864, when a missing railroad work ...
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