History

Wine and jazz with Rocklin Historical Society

  Heritage will be the theme of the night at a Rocklin Historical Society fundraiser Saturday, as local singers from different generations collaborate to raise money to resto ...

How did Rocklin get its name?

  Our city’s name first appeared in print in June 1864, when Rocklin was listed in a Central Pacific Railroad timetable as a stop between Junction (now Roseville) and P ...

Nature celebration at Sierra College Natural History Museum

    From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, the Sierra College Natural History Museum and California Native Plant Society will come together to celebrate nature. The ...

Copp’s Quarry recalls glory days of granite

  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

  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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Rocklin spring provided drinking water

Huff’s Spring is at the north end of Johnson Springview Park, 200 yards east of the Spring View Middle School soccer field. You can gain access from Fifth Street via the foot ...

The history behind Rocklin's victorian houses

These three homes are near the Wickman-Johnson white farmhouse at the corner of Rocklin Road and Fifth Street. They stand out in the neighborhood by their Victorian design. All are ...