Did you know Rocklin turns 125 years old this year?
Gold miners once traveled through the area of Rocklin and as the Gold Rush slowed down, businessmen began to notice the large granite boulders laying around. A quarry was built to break down granite blocks. The Central Pacific Railroad was built through Rocklin in 1864 and in 1893 it became a city.
Today, Rocklin is a vibrant city home to various employers, great parks and schools, hiking and biking trails, restaurants and more. The population is 64,417 and it has been considered one of the fastest growing cities in California (60 percent growth since 2000). Situated right off I-80 and Highway 65, residents have easy access to Sacramento and other cities in the area.
To celebrate the anniversary, the city is hosting a series of events this year. It all kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Quarry Park (4000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95677) with a city-wide Anniversary Celebration, including live music, food trucks, historic displays, fun activities and a possible preview of Quarry Park Adventures. The event is free.
Other events this year include a “Then and Now” art contest, celebration parade in May, a classic car show and more.
For more details, visit the city of Rocklin’s website.
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