Rocklin Area Historical Society

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 ...

Letter to Editor: Yard sale great success

A big thank you to the Placer Herald and all who supported the Rocklin Historical Society?s yard sale on June 9. Thanks to your involvement, either by donating goods or buying the ...

Delano's Quarry one of most successful

According to state records, Rocklin was the principal granite producing point in the Sacramento Valley during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Rocklin?s largest and most ...

Clover Valley was once a part of the Citrus Colony

Editor?s Note: This is the third in a three-part series covering the history of Clover Valley. After California outlawed hydraulic gold mining in 1884, enabling clean water for ir ...

Archeological finds indicate Maidu settled in Clover Valley

It started to form five million years ago as the Sierra lifted and tilted westward. Runoff streams wore down millions of years of rock and gravel deposits and eventually cut the va ...

City Hall once a company store

Editor’s Note: The building used as Rocklin’s city hall starting in the 1940s is the fourth stop on Rocklin’s History Tour (N 38° 47.386’, W 121° 14.045’). Copies of th ...

Now a lake, Copp's Quarry provided granite to San Francisco area

By Gary Day Special to the Placer Herald It’s a two-acre lake now, bordered on three sides by granite boulders and 40-foot sheer granite walls. In the mid-20th century it was a f ...

Historical Society campaign to build firehouse replica starting

The Rocklin Historical Society is excited to announce the beginning of a community-wide fundraising campaign to build a replica of Rocklin’s Front Street Firehouse. It will be ...

Letter to Editor: History series set March 14

The Rocklin Historical Society is presenting a series of free programs about Rocklin’s place in the history of California. March 14 will be the first program in the series of ...

Historic fire destroys most of business district

Editor?s Note: This is the fourth in a four-part series on the historic fire of 1914. DeFoe, a history professor at Sierra College, presented the story at the Rocklin Historical So ...