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Rocklin History Tour - Early Union Granite Company Quarry


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This updated series written by Rocklin resident Gary Day with photos from Roy Salisbury offers visitors an opportunity to visit and reflect upon a select group of Rocklin's historical points of interest.

Interested in learning more about Rocklin's history? Visit the Rocklin History Museum just across from City Hall at the corner of San Francisco and Rocklin Road.

Rocklin History Tour - Stop 1.  - Follow the entire Series Click Here

Early Union Granite Company Quarry

Go to the corner of Rocklin Road and Granite Avenue.

The lake that you see there in front of Rocklinís library fills a quarry operated in the early 20th century by the Union Granite Company under the management of Finnish immigrant Matt Ruhkala.

Business at Rocklinís granite operations flourished in the 1890s and very early 20th century, but competition from building materials other than granite attenuated the industryís growth after 1905. Nevertheless the Union Granite quarry and several other quarries continued to produce granite curbing and stone for buildings and monuments until at least 1915.

Earlier, starting in 1903, Ruhkala had operated a quarry east of the Rocklin cemetery. It is now under the westbound lanes of Highway 80.

To learn more about the History of Rocklin, visit www.rocklinhistory.org.






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