History

Looking Back: Roseville’s first Postmistress was a trail blazer

As the years go by, some stories from Roseville’s past fade like old photographs, slowly diminishing and erasing details from the community’s memory. Today, few know th ...

Inside the puzzle of Roseville’s ‘three little girls’ tragedy

For most people, it’s expected that loving parents would keep their children safe at all costs in the face of imminent danger or certain death. In the case of one Prohibition ...

Diamond K. residents relieved by latest news of threatened Roseville history

Residents recently contacted the Roseville Historical Society and The Press Tribune with concerns that a plan was underway to demolish the Kaseberg Ranch House, one of the city&rsq ...

History still lives strong in three grand Roseville houses

There is so much history to be found within Roseville, you just have to know where to look. One afternoon, while I was driving near the corner of Oak and Taylor streets, the beauti ...

Historic Roseville slaying offers insights to ‘cursed’ family

Do you believe that death and tragedy seem to follow certain people? In the case of David Turley, they indeed seemed to follow him, leading him straight to the gallows. The questi ...

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 ...

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. ...

Roseville rail yard explosion revisited

It was the morning of April 28, 1973, when Phoebe Astill was violently awakened from her sleep, having been thrown literally out of bed by a terrible concussion that rocked her hou ...