transcontinental railroad

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 ...

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 ...