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Rocklin History Tour

Take a tour of select stops in Rocklin’s History. Narrative provided by Gary Day with photos by Roy Salibury and the Rocklin Historical Society.

Rocklin History Tour – Capitol Quarry

Rocklin Capitol Quarry - This granite quarry is behind the city office building at 3970 Rocklin road. To get the best view of the quarry pit, go to the second floor exterior stairwell landing of that office building.

Rocklin History Tour – Pyramid Tomb

Rocklin History Tour - Joel Parker Whitney's Pyramid Tomb near the 11th green of the Whitney Oaks Golf Course.

Rocklin History Tour – Railroad Depot

Rocklin Railroad Depot is on Rocklin Road at the corner of Railroad Avenue, next to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. The City of Rocklin built it in 2007 to beautify Rocklin's blighted railroad corridor

Rocklin History Tour – Old St. Mary’s Chapel

The Old Saint Mary's Chapel is at 5251 Front Street. It is the centerpiece of Heritage Park which is a joint project of the City of Rocklin and the Rocklin Historical Society

Rocklin History Tour – Barudoni Building

The Barudoni Building is at 5250 Front Street, across from the Old Saint Mary's Chapel. Meat broker Joseph Barudoni built it in 1905 as a meat market, with an office for Doctor Woodbridge on the second floor.

Rocklin History Tour – Roundhouse Site

Rocklin Roundhouse Site -Rocklin's roundhouse was at the intersection of Front Street and Rocklin Road east of today's Crossroads Church

Rocklin History Tour – Wickman-Johnson Home

Rocklin History Tour Wickman-Johnson Home - This white farmhouse is at 5200 5th Street at the west end of Rocklin Road.

Rocklin History Tour – Quinn Quarry

Rocklin History Tour - Quinn Quarry is on Winding Lane about 200 yards west of South Grove Street

Rocklin History Tour – Victorian Homes

Rocklin History Tour- These three homes are near the Wickman - Johnson white farmhouse at the corner of Rocklin Road and Fifth Street. They stand out in the neighborhood by their Victorian design.

Rocklin History Tour – Joel Parker Whitney’s Oaks Mansion

Rocklin History Tour - This plaque marks the location of Joel Parker Whitney's, now demolished, three story, 20 room Oaks mansion.

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