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Local Northern California news. Covering Roseville, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Rocklin, Lincoln, Folsom, Auburn, Placer County and all the other cool places through which we adventure.

Rocklin’s Roundhouse 1867 to 1908

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

Rocklin: Prosperous and Growing in the 19th Century

In February 1893, Rocklin’s population was expanding, its industrial base was solid and business was booming, so its electorate approved a ballot proposal to incorporated as a city.

Nisenan, Rocklin’s Earliest Culture

They built their villages on low rises along Rocklin’s streams, hunted game animals in Rocklin’s hills and meadows and gathered fruits, nuts, seeds and roots here for 2000 years before European explorers

Introduction to Rocklin History Series

Recent archeological evidence indicates earliest human habitation of the Rocklin area at about 7,000 years ago.