History

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 ...

First firefighters had fun, too

Editor’s note: In last week’s column, Gary Day explained how Rocklin Hose Company No. 1 employed a fire bell located near City Hall to alert the department to fire. A ...

City’s Chinatown destroyed in 1876 following Loomis homicide

The Central Pacific Railroad completed major construction on the eastbound leg of the transcontinental railroad in 1869 and U.S. Census records show that by 1879, 21 of the railroa ...