History

Remembering Roseville’s ladies of the night

Many longtime railroad towns have scandalous episodes in their pasts that don’t make it into the books on sale at visitor’s centers: One of the most common chapters of ...

Granite Bay’s 40 million-plus fossil find

A specimen that has made Placer County its home for millions of years was recently unearthed and is now available for the public to see and even touch.    Duri ...

Roseville killer’s vanishing in 1921 a troubling mystery

The “Good Samaritan” parable is as familiar as ever, and it still comes to mind when people discuss the choice of getting involved in someone else’s ongoing domes ...

Roseville archives named after late historian Duke Davis

The man himself belongs to history now, but Leonard “Duke” Davis is still contributing to Roseville’s archives. The late historian, who died in Oc ...

Remembering Roseville’s haunted history

When looking into urban legends and local lore, many stories turn out to be pure fabrication or the residue of overactive imaginations from the past. Yet sometimes researchers stum ...

Roseville’s grand Goodpastor home a vault of community memories

Visitors driving through the Downtown Roseville often gaze at the picturesque sight the historic Tower Theatre. Built in 1940, just a few years before the onset of WWII, the theate ...

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 ...