Rocklin Historical Society

Rocklin plays central role in early railroad days

In 1862, during the Civil War, the U.S. Congress authorized Federal incentives for construction of a rail line to connect eastern population centers with California. In January 1 ...

City to demolish Big Gun Quarry shed?

It has stood the test of time. And yet, if the Rocklin City Council does not save it from demolition next week, the iconic Big Gun Monument shed will be history.The Rocklin Histori ...

Another View: Big Gun Quarry sheds represent history

This year a number of considerations have come to light suggesting that we reconsider the plan that would result in removal of the Big Gun buildings (on Pacific Street at Rocklin R ...

The Nisenan -- Rocklin's original residents

They built their villages on low rises along Rocklin’s streams, hunted game in Rocklin’s hills and meadows and gathered fruits, nuts, seeds and roots here for 1,500 years or mo ...

Letter to Editor: Save the Big Gun quarry

The new General Plan for Rocklin’s future is finally out for citizen review. The future of Rocklin’s downtown resides in that blueprint. But the General Plan is only one buil ...

Letter to Editor: Quarry efforts continue

Thank you, Teresa O’Hanlon and the Placer Herald, for last week’s great coverage of the clean up at the Big Gun quarry. Working together, the city, the Historical Society, an ...

Volunteers unearth Big Gun Quarry's story

Rocklin Historical Society has dug up several hundred artifacts By Teresa O’Hanlon Placer Herald Correspondent There are many granite-mining stories yet to be told and the Roc ...

Letter to Editor: Thanks for great article

I wanted you to know how much your feature article on the Heritage Trail Days (Herald, Aug. 4) was appreciated. This is our fourth year for this event and our history museum has s ...

Former project manager for Sunset City development dies

One of the leaders in Rocklin’s early expansion efforts, Dale Stringfellow, died July 31 at his residence in Lincoln Hills. He was 12 days short of his 90th birthday. In 1962, S ...

City digs in to Big Gun Quarry closure

More than 150 years of granite mining in Rocklin is officially coming to an end as the city finalizes state mandated mine closure procedures for the Big Gun Quarry. Last week, cr ...

Letter to editor: Thanks for your support

The Rocklin Historical Society held the traditional Rocklin Homecoming Reunion on May 29 at Finn Hall. We would publicly like to thank the businesses, organizations and individual ...

Letter to Editor: Thanks for supporting event

The Placer Herald made the Rocklin’s tree lighting ceremony a success.  We expected some 200 attendees.  Attendance was over 1,000 (some estimate 2,000) on a showery evening. ...

City supports Rocklin Reunion one last time

After a short debate at the April 12 Rocklin City Council meeting, members voted 4-1 in favor of putting up cash for the Rocklin Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend. The event o ...
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