Rocklin Historical Society

Vigilante mob marches into Rocklin's Chinatown

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series focusing on the expulsion of the Chinese residents of Rocklin in 1877. By Daniel DeFoe Special to the Placer Herald They ...

Follow the Heritage Trail and learn Placer County's history

Eighteen museums, including Rocklin’s History Museum, will open their doors admission-free during the fifth annual Heritage Trail planned for Saturday and Sunday. The weekend tou ...

Senior project helps rebuild history

Third-graders at Sunset Ranch Elementary School have launched a fundraising drive in support of the rebuilding of Rocklin Firehouse #1 on Front Street. Last month, Rocklin Histori ...

Rocklin's celebrity golf pro dead at 82

Paul Harney, head professional at Rocklin’s Sunset Oaks Country Club in the mid-1960s, died in Massachusetts on Aug. 24, 2011 after a long illness. He was 82. Harney left the P ...

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 ...

New library, History Museum could be sold

The state’s decision to abolish redevelopment agencies has members of the Rocklin City Council and Rocklin Historical Society sitting on pins and needles. “No new deals and no ...

What's the story behind those big holes?

The lake in front of Rocklin’s library fills one of four granite quarries operated in the early 20th century by the Union Granite Company under the management of Finnish immigran ...

Parker Whitney expands ranch's use

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a three-part series on Whitney Ranch. By the early 1870s George Whitney and four of his six sons had expanded their sheep ranch to about 18 ...

History preserved thanks to new endowment fund

Rocklin Historical Society has partnered with the Placer Community Foundation to establish an endowment fund to support its efforts to promote and preserve local history. The fund ...

Quest for better wool lead Whitneys to Rocklin

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series on Whitney Ranch. In 1856 George Whitney Sr. and four of his six sons, all successful San Francisco merchants, started ...

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 ...

One hobo found his home, career in Rocklin

Editor?s Note: This is the second in a three-part series on the hoboes who rode the freight trains. Rocklin?s location at the foot of the Sierra made it a magnet for freight tra ...

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 ...

Rocklin's roundhouse railroads over to Roseville

Editor?s Note: This is the second in a two-part series on the history of Rocklin?s roundhouse. The Central Pacific Railroad opened Rocklin?s roundhouse in 1867 to service the ex ...