Rocklin Historical Society

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 ...

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 ...