Rocklin Historical Society

History group wants tools saved

Members of the Rocklin Historical Society are reeling after details of the city’s purchase of the Big Gun Quarry off Pacific Street were released. Prominent society member Gene ...

Skip Gebel named Rocklin Historical Society president

Skip Gebel was elected president of the Rocklin Historical Society for 2011. Outgoing president Dr. James Carlson handed the gavel over at an installation dinner held at the Spri ...

No museum at City Hall — at least for now

It’s no secret that Rocklin’s granite City Hall is very old. In fact, it is 98 years young and still in operation, serving as the offices for the city manager, clerk and atto ...

A new place to sit – St. Mary’s gets garden bench

The Golden Trail chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, held a dedication ceremony for a granite garden bench they donated to the Old St. Mary’s Chapel on Front Str ...

Having dinner with Parker Whitney

Nathan Dudley, left, Alex Giddings, Laura Millar, Jason Hughes and professor Dan DeFoe performed for an audience of about 80, a play about the life of Joel Parker Whitney May 21 at ...

Learn about Joel Parker Whitney May 21

Western Rocklin is astride the southern 12,000 acres of Joel Parker Whitney’s Spring Valley ranch of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Gold fever brought the 17-year-old ...

Ringing up a century of history

If walls could talk, there would be much said about the inside and out of St. Mary’s Church.The historic building built in 1883 that now is located on Front Street in Rocklin ...

Rocklin Historical Society makes $5,000 donation to Sierra College Press

The Rocklin Historical Society presented a $5,000 donation to the Sierra College Press at the Sierra College Board of Trustees meeting on Dec. 8. Roger Lokey, president of the Roc ...

Transported in time

The train tooting down the tracks, I thought, “Oh, I hope the sound out there doesn’t ruin the sounds in here…” I needn’t have worried. That was the last I heard anythin ...

Hooked up with history

If you’re looking for a way to spend an afternoon without spending any money (and who isn’t these days), then pack a lunch and head to the Rocklin History Museum, Rocklin’s f ...