History

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 ...

History highlights: Spring View students delve into the past

Last Friday, students at Rocklin’s Spring View Middle School unveiled their projects for Placer County’s History Day. This year’s theme, “Turning Points in ...

Historic home stays in the family

This white farmhouse is at 5200 5th St., at the west end of Rocklin Road. Anders Wickman acquired it in 1919 from the estate of William Huff, who had built it in 1886. Wickman was ...

Barudoni Building’s granite walls came in handy during 1914 fire

The Barudoni Building is at 5250 Front St., across from the Old Saint Mary’s Chapel. Meat broker Joseph Barudoni built it in 1905 as a meat market, with an office for Dr. Woo ...

Rocklin Historical Society welcomes new officers

Rocklin Historical Society members gathered for dinner and the installation of the 2013 officers Jan. 23 at the Whitney Oaks Golf Club. President Skip Gebel, right, introduces the ...

Rocklin’s Saint Mary’s Chapel a landmark on Front Street

The Old Saint Mary’s Chapel is at 5251 Front St. It is the centerpiece of Heritage Park, which is a joint project of the city of Rocklin and the Rocklin Historical Society to ...

Roundhouse was gateway to Sierra

Rocklin’s roundhouse was at the intersection of Front Street and Rocklin Road, east of today’s Crossroads Church. A plaque near these remnants of the west-facing roundh ...

Fossils and fun: Sierra College museum hosts open house

The Sierra College Natural History Museum held a free open house on Saturday.  Kids of all ages were treated to hands-on science exhibits, family-friendly lectures, as we ...

History on track in Rocklin

Rocklin’s railroad depot is on Rocklin Road at the corner of Railroad Avenue, next to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. The city of Rocklin built it in 2007 to beautify Rock ...

State building boasts granite from Capitol Quarry’s early days

This granite quarry is behind the city office building at 3970 Rocklin Road. To get the best view of the quarry pit, go to the second floor exterior stairwell landing of that offic ...