Our citys name first appeared in print in June 1864 when Rocklin was listed in a Central Pacific Railroad timetable as a stop between Junction (now Roseville) and Pino (now Loomis). But how did the name, Rocklin, originate?
The spring was a widely known Rocklin curiosity and source of clean drinking water in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. A nearby cluster of 88 bedrock mortars and about 4 acres of gently sloping terrain, partly covered by Springview Schools soccer
Downtown Rocklin is astride a 100 square mile belt of high quality and easily accessible granite that extends from Folsom to Lincoln. Assisted by easy access to rail shipping, granite mining and creation of finished granite products formed the backbone of
In 1914, Rocklins once-booming granite industry was waning due to labor strife and competition from cement-based concrete. The Southern Pacific Railroad had moved Rocklins roundhouse to Roseville 6 years earlier. And a peace officer died in the line of
In 1862, during the Civil War, the United States Congress authorized Federal incentives for construction of a rail line to connect eastern population centers with California. In January 1863 the Central Pacific Railroad started laying rails eastward from
They built their villages on low rises along Rocklins streams, hunted game animals in Rocklins hills and meadows and gathered fruits, nuts, seeds and roots here for 2000 years before European explorers