Big Gun Quarry

Letter to Editor: Let's preserve our 'hard rock' history

I strongly agree with Carol Ellis’s comments in the (Aug. 23) Placer Herald regarding Rocklin’s forgotten/hidden history/heritage. I have lived here for 10 years and, except fo ...

City mulls its efforts to save historic quarry

The public saga over the historic Big Gun Quarry may be turning a corner. City officials are indicating they’re now thinking about saving the quarry from the state mandated sale ...

Church on the chopping block?

For the first time since the state abolished Rocklin’s Redevelopment Agency, Old St. Mary’s Chapel on historic Front Street may be on the chopping block. The 1883 building was ...

Our View: Council sending mixed messages on city's heritage

Two recently announced projects may be giving residents very mixed messages. It appears to us that Rocklin?s plan to place historical monuments or artifacts in the center of planne ...

Letter to Editor: Designation ups property values

Regarding the article published on July 12 about the Big Gun Quarry being placed on the National Register of Historic Places, I would like to address some comments made by Scott Yu ...

Letter to Editor: Glad to see Rocklin's history recognized

I was glad to see that this piece of Rocklin?s history (Big Gun Quarry) is getting the recognition it deserves (Herald, July 12). It?s a pretty prestigious to be listed on the Nat ...

Big Gun Quarry earns its place in history

The California Granite Company, also known as the Big Gun Quarry, was added on July 3 to the National Register of Historic Places. The Pacific Street landmark was nominated earlier ...

City, state in a financial showdown

When Gov. Jerry Brown signed a budget trailer bill last Friday, he gave the state additional power to force Rocklin to pay money once earmarked for redevelopment. The move has been ...

Our View: Rocklin historians deserve seat at table

The state’s decision to abolish redevelopment agencies has created a huge problem for cities like Rocklin. A California Supreme Court ruling on Dec. 29 allows the state to kill ...

City balks at historical registry for Big Gun Quarry

Controversy continues in the public battle over the preservation of the Big Gun Quarry on Pacific Street. On Dec. 19, the Rocklin Heritage Committee nominated the quarry site unde ...

Rocklin's granite roots found in and on rail lines

Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a three-part series on the industry that put Rocklin on the map. Part three was mistakenly published last week. The earliest documen ...

City unveils Quarry Village

Even as the fate of the Big Gun Quarry property remains unresolved, the city is moving forward on a development plan for the adjacent Quinn Quarry. The city’s concept, which is ...

Lawsuit threat halts demo of Big Gun Quarry

Nearly a month after the demolition of the Big Gun Quarry sheds was ordered, the city of Rocklin has agreed to wait. The decision came after City Attorney Russell Hildebrand receiv ...

Letter to Editor: Why destroy last of historic sheds?

At one time Rocklin had over 30 active quarries, but today we only have one left standing on Pacific Street — the Big Gun Quarry. Why would our city council want to destroy the ...

Letter to editor: Council's decision unfortunate

It is unfortunate that City Council members did not allow a one-year delay in demolishing the sheds at Big Gun Quarry as the citizens of Rocklin requested. The council shows litt ...