History

The railroad genius behind Roseville’s birth has become invisible

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if Roseville didn’t exist? Like the ripples in a pond after a stone hits the water, the effects of one man’s dream can gr ...

Memories of the Civil War return to Placer County

The Golden State’s legacy in the Civil War will be on full local display Sunday, March 1. Richard Hurley and TJ Meekins will present “California and the Civil War,&rdq ...

Roseville’s Old City Hall may soon be a thing of the past

One of Roseville’s historic buildings may be on the “chopping block” in the near future, leaving questions with some locals as to the price standing history will ...

1916 ‘La Mano Nera’ murder mystery shook Roseville

Not known for the kind of frequent scandals and murders that made San Francisco, Chicago and New York infamous, Roseville’s small railroad town appeared for much of the centu ...

Roseville’s Stone House has a dark legacy

Many cities have their own urban legends or folklore about haunted cemeteries or old, abandoned houses; and while such stories are often conjured by partial truths and overactive i ...

Roseville mourns loss of revered local historian

It’s almost a matter of record that no one knew Roseville quite like Leonard “Duke” Davis did. Modest though he was, his friends say, the city’s lifelong bo ...

1909 dynamiting of Roseville post office was a CSI breakthrough

On Feb. 25, 1909, Roseville Post Master H.C. Tripett came to work to discover the postal safe had not only been robbed, but destroyed. “Safe Crackers,” as they were the ...

A murder unremembered: Rocklin Cemetery holds a dark tale

Situated under a large oak tree in the Rocklin cemetery sits the Chateau family plot. This little obelisk which marks the spot where many of the Chateaus are buried does not have a ...

Remembering Roy Gardner’s heist in Roseville

Not since the infamous “gentleman bandit” Black Bart had the west coast seen anyone quite like Roy Gardner; and the city of Roseville would face off with him before his ...

Legacy: A look back at Ansel Adams’ work in Rocklin

Rocklin in 1962 looked like an all-American railroad city, and one of the most famous photographers in the history of California captured that moment through the power of his lens. ...