yellow pages news jobs events calendar movie times RSS News Feeds
Rocklin and Roseville Today Here Comes the Sun
   |   Current Temp: 90.0 F (32.2 C)
 

Rocklin History Tour - Wickman-Johnson Home


SHARE with Friend




rhs-10.jpg

Rocklin History Tour - Stop 10. Follow the entire Series Click Here

Wickman-Johnson Home

This white farmhouse is at 5200 5th Street at the west end of Rocklin Road.

Anders Wickman acquired it in 1919 from the estate of William Huff who had built it in 1886. Wickman was a nineteenth century Finnish immigrant, a city councilman who had previously worked in the granite business, notably operating quarries near his former home on Ruhkala Road.

Wickman's grandson Gene Johnson restored the building in 1999 and occupies it today with his wife Margaret.

The Wickman and Johnson families operated a farm and dairy on the surrounding property including the property now covered by Johnson Springview Park to the south and Springview Middle School to the north.
The property west of the farmhouse was the seasonal home of Nisenan Indians until the mid nineteenth century. The Nisenan crushed acorns into mush and washed out the tannin in the waters from Huff's Spring located near the middle school's athletic field.

Farming operations during the twentieth century unearthed artifacts of Nisenan life ways, some of which are on display at the Rocklin History Museum

Early last decade Johnson managed the restoration of the museum, a former doctor's home and office at the corner of San Francisco Street and Rocklin Road. He also managed the restoration of The Old Saint Mary's Chapel on Front Street near the Rocklin Railroad Station.

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






more news Print This Article


Placer County News Headlines

Simple Changes Helping California Small Businesses and EntrepreneursIt's not easy doing business in California. In order to be successful, business owners must overcome many challenges, one of which is dealing with California's complicated tax system

Hyundai scores with Santa Fe SUVsOne of Hyundai's more impressive vehicles is the 2014 Santa Fe, a sport utility vehicle that has three rows and seats seven. It replaced the 2012 Veracruz in the Hyundai lineup.

Adoption Involving Fetal Alcohol SyndromeLaura Bloch adored his picture. "My husband and I had just been approved through an adoption agency and the agency sent out a letter with a picture of a child on it,"

Placer County Wines Honored with 52 AwardsPlacer County Wine Trail wines have delighted judges' taste buds again at this year's California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition.

Border Crisis and Illegal Immigration in the United StatesCongressman McClintock recently delivered the following remarks on the House floor regarding the United States Border Crisis.

Influences of Cognitive Abilities in Old Age StudyEarly life experiences, such as childhood socioeconomic status and literacy, may have greater influence on the risk of cognitive impairment late in life than such demographic characteristics

Big Check Scam Targets Roseville BusinessRoseville, CA -- Recently a Roseville business person received a large order for merchandise from an overseas destination.

Supervisors Convene at Squaw Valley for Tahoe IssuesPlacer County, CA -- Under warm and partly cloudy July Sierra Nevada skies, the Placer Board of Supervisors held a regularly scheduled two-day meeting in Squaw Valley.

Should Art be added to STEM?The Sierra College STEM Collaborative published "Exploring STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics" by Elizabeth Dayton, Ph.D. to explore the evidence in support of adding arts and innovation to the national effort to encourage STEM education and careers.

Placer County Republican Party To Hold 2014 ConventionLOOMIS - The Placer County Republican Party will hold its endorsement convention on Aug. 23 to select which candidates to support for local offices in Placer County.

Job Fair in Roseville August 22ndRoseville, CA -- Multiple community agencies including Brandman University, The City of Roseville Libraries, Placer, Sacramento and El Dorado Counties, Golden Sierra Job Training, and Sacramento Works

Roseville Crime Report Digest Update (7.23.14)The Roseville Police Department weekly crime report digest update for July 23, 2014.




more news